Dear LUV members and list subscribers:
We the LUV committee have recently decided to change slightly
the operation of the LUV mailing lists.
The policy remains essentially the same: posts are generally
accepted only from subscribed addresses. Up until now, posts to
the lists from non-members (of the list) went to Lev and Les for
moderation. Almost all such posts are spam. However, we had
the moderation policy because, once in a while, legitimate
members would accidentally post from a different address. The
volume of spam we have to discard manually has made that
untenable, wasting too much of our time.
Under the new setup, now in effect, almost all our lists will
automatically discard any posts from non-members.
The only exceptions (for now) are luv-ctte (so people not on the
committee can contact the committee), and luv-jobs (so outsiders
can post job announcements). Both these lists will still allow
manual moderation of posts from non-members. Currently, the
amount of spam going to these two lists is relatively small.
What does this mean for you?
For the most part, you shouldn't notice any real difference
(except that Lev and Les will seem less stressed by the drudgery
of list moderation). If you subscribe to a list, you can post
The big change will be when you post to a list from an
address different from the one you're subscribed under.
Previously, such a post would have been noticed and approved by
the list moderators (possibly after some delay). Now such posts
will just disappear.
So, when posting to LUV lists (except of course for luv-ctte and
luv-jobs), take care that you're posting from the email address
you're subscribed under. If you post to a list, and don't
shortly afterwards see your post appear, then check the address
you sent from. You can, as always, find out about our mailing
lists from http://luv.asn.au/mailinglists.html
I guess luv-meta would be the best list for questions and
discussion about this change.
-- Smiles, Les (as LUV Secretary).
-- Les Kitchen (LUV) ljk+luv at domain ljk.id.au via fastmail.fm