Correction: "Invited users only" does have a moderation requirement, but I 
expect it is not the kind that requires daily interruption.

On 12/14/21 1:28 PM, Sage Gerard wrote:

> All,
> I've gained administrative privileges over this list to address the spammer. 
> I want to hear from others before I touch anything.
> The spams continues because moderation is outright disabled for the list. Our 
> other choices are to apply moderation to non-group members only, or everybody.
> I cannot select the former because it does nothing for us; the list is 
> configured to allow anyone to join the group. I cannot easily select the 
> latter because it means accepting moderation overhead, when the community is 
> already moving to Discourse.
> I've been informed that an invite-only approach might not be appropriate, but 
> without moderation, the only option I see is to change the privacy settings. 
> Here are the choices Google gives us.
> - Invited users only
> - Anyone on the web can join
> - Anyone on the web can ask
> I lean toward "Invited users only" because it's the only option that does not 
> carry a moderation requirement, which seems prudent given the state of the 
> community. Assuming that I can give vetted, participating members power to 
> invite, a path to revival for the mailing list exists without burdening the 
> Discourse migration.
> Comments welcome, but note that I do not know the chain of command. If it 
> comes down to my judgement, please let me know.
> Thanks,
> ~slg

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