[FFmpeg-user] [ANNOUNCE] ffmpeg-user will now only accept messages from subscribed senders
lou at lrcd.com
Wed Jul 25 00:00:45 EEST 2018
This mailing list will now only accept messages from subscribed users. Previously anyone could email the list to post a message, but that caused several issues:
* Non-subscribed users do not directly receive emails of any messages on the mailing list. This includes replies to their messages, so a significant number of non-subscribed users were not aware of replies resulting in wasted time and effort from those taking the time to answer. Subscribed users receive all messages posted to the mailing list.
* Messages from non-subscribed users had to wait in a moderation queue to be manually approved. This required someone to volunteer for the unenviable job to parse the queue (the vast majority being spam) once or twice a day. Sometimes, such as during travel or vacations, the message could be in the queue for weeks. Messages from subscribed users get posted immediately and automatically.
* Non-subscribed users would often send-subscribe-resend, without deleting the original queued message, causing duplicate messages to appear in the queue and/or mailing list.
* The mailing list would send a reply to each sender of a held message informing them that their message is in the moderation queue. This included replies to spam which increased email noise.
The ffmpeg-devel mailing list will still accept messages/patches from non-subscribed users.
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