On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 5:14 PM, Achal
As moderators of WikimediaIndia-l, could you describe the
normally adopt towards moderation?
Do you only block obvious spam or other messages, and if so
on what basis?
The spam filter on default catches spam and other bulky
messages (including ones that have image(s) embedded in
them.) I think Delphine's email contains a nice
List mods can moderate trolls and other problem users
who willfully cause or contribute to disruption on the
I am naturally curious since a message from Praveen that you
released seems to have been sent in 3 days ago.
Furthermore, I think we'd benefit from understanding how
apply to become administrators on this list.
I understand the source of curiosity and would like to
clarify that Praveen's email was caught in the filter
because it had an image embedded in it.
In light of Anirudh's recent appointment to administrator of
is there an open process by which other members might apply?
(Foundation-l seems to have three administrators, though I
that there is nothing stopping WikimediaIndia-l from having
There is no formal process for "appointment" of list
administrators. The usual practice on Wikimedia lists is
for the founder of a mailing list to appoint admins and mods
whom s/he can trust with keeping the lists running as
smoothly as possible.
At this point of time, we don't feel the need for having
more list administrators, however list subscribers who are
interested in keeping a check on the spam filter as
moderators can write an email to either list admins.
Please note that I don't ask with persecutory intent, but
clear gaps in my own understanding, which might be a problem
people on this list face as well. Since WikimediaIndia-l is
important place for all kinds of conversations that cut
movement in India, it's in all our interests to know exactly
how it is
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