Proposal: Mailing List owner policy

Thomas Baumgart thb at
Mon Jul 27 10:54:11 BST 2020

On Montag, 27. Juli 2020 09:58:52 CEST Ingo Klöcker wrote:

> On Sonntag, 26. Juli 2020 18:31:08 CEST Philippe Cloutier wrote:
> > An even bigger question, I'm afraid. When nobody steps up, what would we
> > do? I wouldn't mind "moderating" this list today, for instance, since I
> > found the time to read it. But I for one would not *commit* myself to
> > moderate it or any other; I just don't have the required availability
> > and if I had, I wouldn't guarantee I would remain available.
> I'm sorry, but I have the feeling that you are making too much of a fuss about 
> this. Maybe you are misunderstanding what "moderating" entails. Or maybe I 
> misunderstood for years what moderation of a mailing list entails.
> I am owner of one mailing list and moderator of another. Moderation of the 
> second mailing list is restricted to the moderation of posts that are held for 
> moderation mostly because those post come from unsubscribed senders (99 % of 
> this is SPAM). I'm not even subscribed to the second mailing list. I don't see 
> moderation of legit posts (i.e. posts that are not held for moderation) as my 
> task. This kind of moderation costs almost no time.

Yep, that hits the nail on the head. I can second that.



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