[Consortium] limiting email traffic
pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Tue Oct 29 07:19:35 UTC 2013
Doesn't look like it is working yet...
On Tue, October 29, 2013 6:13 pm, Bent Bisballe Nyeng wrote:
> +1 (and now only 11 posts left...)
> // Bent
> On 10/29/13 04:53, Robin Gareus wrote:
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>> Hi all,
>> Due to excessive posts - in particular on the linux-audio-user email
>> list, I do propose to rate-limit the number of emails to
>> 13 emails per user per 24 hours
>> with direct follows up replies to self counting twice.
>> It is not unreasonable to assume that a single user posting more than
>> 12 emails per day is either involved in a heated flame-war or - for
>> want of a better word - a troll. Neither of which is acceptable on the
>> LA email lists.
>> I recommend that we advice "power posters of short snippets" to rather
>> use services such as twitter.
>> I've checked some random samples and found that no reasonable
>> discussion on the LA lists in the last 2 years required more than 5
>> posts per user per day . It is also always the same users (who even
>> have received prior warnings to heed netiquette) who exceed the limit.
>> But I still feel that permanently banning or even hellbanning
>> individual offenders is not the right way to resolve things,
>> particularly if these persons have no malice intentions.
>> I have prepared a system that automates the process: It sends out a
>> warning message after the 9th email and after the 12th email
>> temporarily bans the user for 6 hours from further posting to the
>> given email list. Ready to be rolled out.
>> Please let me know what you think and if you advocate or veto this
>> yours truly,
>>  'reasonable' is subjective and the LA lists are also dynamic and
>> the diversity of people involved in a given subject has a large sigma.
>> The actual rate-limit may need to be heuristically adjusted. 13
>> emails/(user*day*list) is a conservative start.
>> PS. in light of my resignation as root and not being Mailing List
>> Manager in the first place, consider this a gift. Feel free to reject
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