policy change (was: New file uploaded to self-interest)
Jecel Assumpcao Jr
jecel at merlintec.com
Mon May 27 15:09:26 UTC 2002
Well, in their never ending quest to irritate us spammers have found a
new way to abuse Yahoo groups: they register as members and then add
their spam to the files section so that a notice about the new file is
sent to everyone getting around the moderator. Actually, that tactic is
not needed here since this list is not moderated but it seems that they
can't be bothered to check that.
I considered changing the subscription policy to "moderated" but after
reviewing the members list I see that it would be too hard to guess who
is a spammer and who isn't.
So the alternative was to set the files section of our group to
"moderated" since it hasn't been such a popular feature (only one real
file uploaded since 1998).
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