[Gatesedge] Proposal to the List

Michael Tucker michaelt at neosoft.com
Mon Jul 1 15:01:44 PDT 2002

The only real con is that if you send a message from an account that
isn't subscribed to the list, there is the possibility of your post
being delayed. Especially if you send it, say, late on a Friday when the
moderator (Stephen) is leaving to go to an out of town event.

The benefit, though, is no SPAM, or anything else which the moderator
deems inappropriate, originating from random accounts out there in the

For what it's worth, this is how I run the Hou-announce list (posts from
non-subscribers must be approved by me), and I haven't had any
complaints yet. (At least, until now. I'm sure that some wise-apple will
correct that deficiency now that I've pointed it out. *grin*)

Michael Silverhands

On Monday, July 1, 2002, at 04:49 PM, Young, Carolyn wrote:

> Immediate reaction - sure, go for it, sounds like a good idea.
> Second thought -- well, I'd kinda like to hear a bit more of the pros
> and
> cons about it.
> Cheers,
> Caitlin
> Carolyn B. Young
> Goodman Mfg.
> IT - Branch
> 713/861.2500 ext 425
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen Macthomas [mailto:macthomas at houston.rr.com]
> Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 4:35 PM
> To: Gate's Edge (List)
> Subject: [Gatesedge] Proposal to the List
> Greetings:
> Because of the ever-increasing number of spam messages that seem to be
> getting through the filters, I am considering a change to our filters
> that
> will allow only subscribers to post to the list.  Posts from
> non-subscribers
> (like our recent "friend" overseas) will be forwarded to the
> administrator's
> attention for approval.  This means that future messages such as this
> will
> not get through, and SCA-topical announcements from non-subscribers
> will be
> posted, just with a bit of a delay.  For the subscribers, nothing will
> change except - hopefully - the frequency that we see messages such as
> this
> appear on our list.
> I'm going to open this suggestion to the list to see what the general
> thought is on making this change and act accordingly after one week
> (i.e.
> just before our populace meeting next week).
> The floor is yours ...
> In service to the list,
> Stephen Macthomas
> Gatesedge List Administrator
> Stephen Macthomas
> Canton of Gate's Edge
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