[thesite] FW: [thalist] Darling

Warden, Matt mwarden at mattwarden.com
Mon Apr 29 11:31:01 CDT 2002

On Apr 29, aardvark had something to say about RE: [thesite] FW: [thalist]...

>i know, i know, people like matt get screwed, but there is a point at
>which the inconvenience to everyone else (subbers, admins) gets
>so overwhelming that you have to consider ratcheting the spigot
>shut a bit...

we played around with outright rejecting the message with a "send in
plain-text only" reason. i didnt notice any decline in held posts. again,
this is because the majority of held posts shouldn't have been held.

now, there are many fewer posts held. this is obviously because the emails
are cleaned rather than held (who knows why mine are stil being
held). it's hard to gauge, but i haven't noticed an increase of
"cleaned" emails when compared to those which were legitimately held.

if anything would work, i would think it would be rejecting/bouncing
emails and making them manually clean them up and resend. whe4n i tried
that, the majority of people didn't resend. maybe that's because they
don't know how to use a mail client, maybe it's because they thought it
was too much trouble, maybe they sent the same post to many lists and
already got a solution from another list. i really don't know.

eventually i got tired of essentially telling people they couldn't
participate on thelist (for whatever reason), and i just decided to clean
and forward the messages to thelist with a little "clean your shit up next
time" message. that didn't make a difference either, except that there was
more activity on thelist.



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