[Rd] mean mailing list moderator ..

Hin-Tak Leung hin-tak.leung at cimr.cam.ac.uk
Wed Nov 7 19:51:54 CET 2007

There is a simple solution to this kind of problem - for my
non-day-job-related software stuff, I usually subscribe under
my sourceforge address. Sourceforge's is simple re-direction service
so I actually cannot post from it; but I like incoming e-mails to go
through sourceforge for a double spam filter. So e-mails come in through
sourceforge but replied under my real address if I do, and it get held
occasionally in the past depending on the mailing list policies.

The solution I found is this: subscribe both addresses, but disabling 
delivery to the real-one. (this can be done by the user, no admin 
required). This way I can post from the real one, but receive 
twice-filtered mailing-list e-mails through an alias.

(For R-devel, I am receiving and posting from my day-job address,
if you are wondering...)

Martin Maechler wrote:
> Hi Jari,
> (and interested readers)
>>>>>> "JO" == Jari Oksanen <jari.oksanen at oulu.fi>
>>>>>>     on Wed, 07 Nov 2007 12:21:10 +0200 writes:
>   [..........................]
>   [...some very good stuff...]
>   [..........................]
>     JO> Cheers, Jari Oksanen
>     JO> PS. Please Mr Moderator, don't treat me so mean (*): I've subscribed to
>     JO> this group although you regularly reject my mail as coming from a
>     JO> "non-member". 
> More than a year ago, I had changed R-devel policy to  
> 1) subscribers can post freely
> 2) everything else is on "hold" for moderator approval +)
> 3) ``spam-suspicious e-mails'' are also put "on hold".
> Now your problem is that you are subscribed under a different
> e-mail address than the one you are currently sending mail from
> (and also use in your sig. below).
> To the mailing list software (mailman) this is equivalent to a
> non-subscriber.
> +) the moderator can   **manually**  add non-subscriber
>    addresses to a list which is treated as "allowed to post"
>    and I could do this next time ...
>    but my general attitude is that r-devel subscribers should
>    make these things work...
> Best regards,
> Martin
>     JO> (*) an extract from a classic song "Mr R jumped the rabbit".
>     JO> -- 
>     JO> Jari Oksanen <jari.oksanen at oulu.fi>
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