[balug-admin] FYI: Mailman config summary for our three lists
Tue Jun 13 17:15:18 PDT 2006
Quoting rick (rick):
> A couple of months ago, Larry was kind enough to give me the changed
> administrative password -- which he said had to be changed because
> one of the listadmins inadvertantly revealed the old one on one of the
> public lists. So, as mentioned, I am (once again) physically _able_ to
> tweak any of the settings -- but would not do so except in close
> consultation with other listadmins.
OK, I've acted just a tiny bit, in the areas where I think we're all in
agreement. Why? Because I noticed another jobs listing in the
moderation queue for balug-announce. This one was:
Thread-Topic: Systems Engineer and Sales Engineer positions, San Francisco ISP
From: "David Hecht" <email@example.com>
My company has open positions for both a Sales Engineer and a Systems
If you are looking to take your career to the next level, consider the
challenge of San Francisco's largest and fastest growing Internet
service provider. With over 2000 customers you will work on a wider
variety of issues and deploy more types of production systems than
almost anywhere else. You won't be bored.
Red Hat * Fedora * Debian * FreeBSD
Full job descriptions here:
Questions welcome, though I am not in charge of hiring for these
Phone 415.869.7003 | eFax 415.680.2912=20
360 Spear Street | 2nd Floor | San Francisco, CA 94105
Dedicated Server Hosting: http://www.ServePath.com=20
San Francisco Colocation: http://www.ColoServe.com
Streaming Media Services: http://www.UpStreamNetworks.com
Since we don't know who's been approving such postings recently, I felt
I should step in (and, hey, I _am_ a listadmin) to politely turn it
down, as the first thing. Here's my reject text:
Despite a recent error by one of the moderators, balug-announce is NOT
a jobs mailing list, and is not intended to be open to postings by the
general public: It's primarily intended as a means to announce upcoming
BALUG meetings to the membership.
That having been done, I addressed one of the omissions that created
this situation in the first place: The "terse phraes identifying the
list" (shown near the top of the listinfo page) now reads:
Announcements for and by BALUG
The "introductory paragraph" below that on the same listinfo page now
This is a low-volume announce-only (non-discussion) mailing list
primarily for BALUG's meeting announcements to its members. Please
send any other announcement to the moderators at
firstname.lastname@example.org, and they'll decide whether
to post it.
The membership roster is open to all listmembers.
I've also made a couple of other changes that I hope will be
non-controversial. (Listadmins are welcome to revise my changes.)
"(Administrivia filter) Check postings and intercept ones that seem to
be administrative requests?": Changed from No to Yes.
"Discard held messages older than this number of days. Use 0 for no
automatic discarding.": Changed from 0 to 7.
On balug-talk, "terse phrase" is now:
General discussion list for BALUG
"Introductory paragraph" is:
This is a public discussion mailing list for Bay Area Linux User
Group, which meets monthly in Chinatown, San Francisco.
Postings are publicly archived, and the membership roster is available
to any subscriber.
And I duplicated the other two changes cited above for balug-announce.
On balug-admin (this list), "terse phrase" is now:
Discussion among those who make BALUG work
"Introductory paragraph" is:
This is a low-traffic public mailing list among BALUG members who run
its Web site and mailing lists, find speakers/topics for its monthly
meetings in Chinatown, San Francisco, and run those meetings. All
interested or curious people are quite welcome, but this is a working
rather than social forum.
Posts are publicly archived, and the membership roster is available to
Again, I duplicated the other two changes cited above for balug-announce.
On all three lists, I also added my e-mail address to the "nagmail" roster.
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