[SciPy-dev] Fwd: SciPy/NumPy website

Joe Harrington jh at oobleck.astro.cornell.edu
Thu Feb 9 13:52:50 CST 2006


>>>>I added Gmane links on the Mailing Lists page, and some explanatory
>>>>text.  Are there any forum features Gmane doesn't have?  Do we need an
>>>>open list that anyone can post to?
>> 
>>>We've done that before and got spammed into submission, IIRC.
>> 
>> The lists are/have been on gmane for a while.  I didn't put them
>> there, and we don't get much spam on the lists now.  How would our
>> linking to the existing gmane pages increase spam?  Gmane has
>> anti-spam measures that they claim are good enough, and that they will
>> improve if they are not.

>Sorry, I meant allowing posting to the list for non-subscribers. IIRC, we now
>require people to subscribe before posting because of the spam.

Ah, understand.  It may work to allow anonymous posting to a forum
list made for that purpose, through an interface like gmane that has
good input spam filtering.  I don't know much about those interfaces,
though.  Let's not, for now, unless we hear more from the users that
it's wanted.

--jh--




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