[all] Volunteer mailing list administrators

Florian Rommel florian at datalounges.com
Sun Dec 15 17:59:54 UTC 2019

Yep count me in too, if volunteers still needed.

> On 15. Dec 2019, at 19.54, Radosław Piliszek <radoslaw.piliszek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Count me in, fungi.
> Let's start with the moderation and mailman. :-)
> -yoctozepto
> niedz., 15 gru 2019 o 18:09 Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> napisał(a):
>> This is a long-overdue request. It's been more than a year since we
>> combined openstack, openstack-dev, openstack-ops, openstack-sigs,
>> openstack-tc and a number of other lower-traffic mailing lists into
>> this new openstack-discuss mailing list. In that time, I've been
>> serving as the sole administrator and moderator for the combined
>> list. As I'm about to take an extended vacation away from regular
>> Internet access for the first time since the list migration, I will
>> be unable to check the moderation queue on a daily basis, and so
>> would appreciate a bit of help from some of you.
>> If there's anyone interested in helping out as additional
>> administrators for the openstack-discuss mailing list, please reply
>> to this message on-list (so other subscribers know who is
>> volunteering) and I'll help bring you up to speed. In the immediate
>> term I need at least one person willing to check the moderation
>> queue a few times in the second half of December while I'm
>> unavailable (daily would be awesome but a couple times a week is
>> probably fine really). If you're expecting to be around and able to
>> help with that, please respond on Monday or Tuesday of this week and
>> I'll sync up to get you a copy of the Mailman administrator password
>> for it and a quick walk-through of the moderator interface (if you
>> already moderate other Mailman lists, all the better!).
>> Moderation queue volume is typically on the order of twenty to fifty
>> messages a day, most of which are spam of course, but one or two a
>> day on average are legitimate messages either from non-subscribers
>> with a question or sometimes slightly over the size limit because of
>> attached logs. The spam and non-spam are pretty easy to tell apart
>> if you've been around our community for a while: if the subject of
>> the message has a recognizable topic tag in it or mentions the name
>> of some OpenStack project then it's quite likely legitimate and can
>> be approved. Spam on the other had usually either has a subject
>> which is not in English (the required language for messages to this
>> list) or is clearly someone selling something or running a scam.
>> When in doubt though, you can quickly check the message body to be
>> sure. I tend to spend at most 5 minutes a day looking through the
>> moderation queue (and usually far less).
>> Longer term, I'd like to see anywhere between 3-5 admins for the
>> openstack-discuss list. No need to coordinate workload or vacations
>> that way, we can just each check the queue when we think about it
>> and that should be plenty often. Also while keeping on top of the
>> moderation queue is the primary need, it would be great for these
>> folks to know/learn a bit about how Mailman mailing lists are
>> configured and how to troubleshoot them from the WebUI and message
>> headers. Better still, if anyone wants to get even more involved,
>> the OpenDev sysadmins would always welcome new recruits willing to
>> help manage and run our mailing list servers and our infrastructure
>> overall, I'm happy to make introductions!
>> --
>> Jeremy Stanley

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