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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: What committer would like to moderate derby ?
Date Mon, 06 Nov 2006 18:50:57 GMT
Somebody asked me offline what a moderator does. Some information is here:

   http://www.apache.org/dev/committers.html#mail-moderate

But I thought I'd try to fill in some context.

ASF mail lists receive an astonishing amount of spam daily. Most of it
gets filtered out by SpamAssassin (http://spamassassin.apache.org/ ) but
some spam slips by and attempts to get posted to the various lists.

One of the features of the way the derby lists were set up is posts only
automatically make it to the list if --

 1) the poster is subscribed to the list
 2) the first post by a new subscriber has been accepted

When you sign up to be a moderator, moderation requests get sent to the
email address you specified. The request includes several ways to reply
to accept or reject the post. The moderator looks at a moderation
request, and:

 1) If it's obviously spam, simply delete it. The moderation request
includes a "reject" address, but don't even bother. After a week without
any response, the post will automatically be rejected.

 2) If it's a good post, respond to the moderation request to 'accept'
that post. If you do a "reply all", this will also include the 'allow'
address, which will let through future posts by this subscriber.

Moderators also get contacted by users who are having trouble
subscribing or posting. Users can post to <list>-owner , for example
derby-dev-owner@db.apache.org, for help.

So that's basically it.

 -jean

p.s. Other lists at apache get configured slightly differently. For
example, some of them also moderate subscriptions.


Jean T. Anderson wrote:
> Craig L Russell wrote:
> 
>>Hi Jean,
>>
>>My message was too specific. I'll volunteer to moderate any of the 
>>derby lists that are short of moderators, not just derby-commits.
> 
> 
> thank, Craig. I suggest we wait a day or two to see if there are any
> more volunteers, then divvy up the lists among the volunteers.
> 
>  -jean
> 
> 
> 
>>Craig
>>
>>On Nov 4, 2006, at 10:54 AM, Craig L Russell wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Hi Jean,
>>>
>>>I'll volunteer to moderate derby-commits. I agree it's useful to  have
>>>several moderators.
>>>
>>>Craig
>>>
>>>On Nov 4, 2006, at 7:39 AM, derby-dev-digest-help@db.apache.org wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>From: "Jean T. Anderson" <jta@bristowhill.com>
>>>>Date: November 3, 2006 4:31:36 PM PST
>>>>To: derby-dev@db.apache.org
>>>>Subject: Re: what committer would like to moderate derby-
>>>>commits@db.apache.org ?
>>>>Reply-To: jta@bristowhill.com
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Andrew McIntyre wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>On 11/3/06, Jean T. Anderson <jta@bristowhill.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>Bernt took over my derby moderation duties recently (thanks, 
>>>>>>Bernt!) ,
>>>>>>but I didn't realize that I was the *only* moderator for the
>>>>>>derby-commits list. And that means that currently Bernt is the only
>>>>>>moderator.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Bernt is in Norway and, ideally, we should have another committer
>>>>>>moderate in another timezone.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Please let me know if you'd like to do this and I'll get you set 
up.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>I'll be glad to moderate derby-commits as well. I didn't realize  that
>>>>>noone else was moderating it.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Thanks, Andrew.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>And don't let that stop anyone else from volunteering, either,  ideally
>>>>>we'd have three moderators for each of the lists.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Andrew is right -- a third moderator would be good.
>>>>
>>>> -jean
>>>
>>>
>>>Craig Russell
>>>Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
>>>408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
>>>P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!
>>>
>>
>>Craig Russell
>>Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
>>408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
>>P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!
>>
>>
> 
> 


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