Hello! I am an admin of the
mailing list. Starting some months ago, we get spam more or less on a daily
basis. We have all messages automatically held for approval, so our readers
aren't seeing the spam, rather myself and the other admin are burdened with
logging in and rejecting the emails every day.
Is there any advice on how to prevent this from happening? I am aware some
lists have moved to Google Groups. Would that help, you think? If so, how
might I go about migrating my mailing list to it? We have long banned the
email addresses, but it seems rarely we get spam from the same email twice,
so this tactic has not been very effective.
Thanks for any help you can provide,
Dear Wikimedia Listadmins,
I'm writing to you all to say farewell, as I have retired from my listadmin
roles for Wikimania-l and Wikimedia-Asia-Chapters.
It was nice to catch up with many of you in person at Wikimania 2023, and
also online in recent months. In the run-up to Wikimania though, it became
apparent to me that new real-life duties in recent years mean that I no
longer have the quick-response availability to operate effectively as a
listadmin, and I had decided that after Wikimania 2023 would be a good time
to step down.
It has been a joy to serve as a Wikimedia listadmin for the last 10
years(!). For now I'm continuing as a casual on-wiki volunteer; so you can
still find me at Cantonese Wikipedia or English Wikipedia; or simply write
to my personal email address here. But for now it's farewell from me as
listadmin and I'll be unsubscribing from listadmins-l shortly. Thank you
for all the stroopwafels!
With much wiki-love,