Yes. We moderate a crap ton of spam on this list that subscribers never see.

This thread is officially locked.

-Chad

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 11:34 PM, Josh Roesslein <jroessl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Does this list have non-member moderation enabled? Having that on
> helps block most of the spam bots that troll google groups.
>
> Josh
>
> On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 9:55 PM, Chad Etzel <c...@twitter.com> wrote:
>>
>> It's not that *this* list is a target. It's that *every* list is a
>> target. The cost to send spam is practically zero, so it would take
>> more time and energy to decide what lists *not* to spam. The sad thing
>> is that it works and is obviously profitable, otherwise it would have
>> stopped long ago.
>>
>> -Chad
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 10:47 PM, Scott Haneda <talkli...@newgeo.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> I do not really understand their motivation, 99% of the groups out there are
>>> not going to be susceptible to spam.  Most groups are tech, or at least,
>>> highly niche, and the people on it are going to know it is spam.  Most
>>> groups are filtered into a folder, there are just so many red flags.
>>>
>>> Spammers are a strange group.
>>>
>>> How come this list is such a target?  I am on some other google groups,
>>> larger than this by a fair degree, and this does not happen.
>>> --
>>> Scott * If you contact me off list replace talklists@ with scott@ *
>>>
>>> On Oct 19, 2009, at 6:37 PM, Jeffrey Greenberg wrote:
>>>
>>>> This looks just great... can't wait to try itj
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 2:01 PM, Peter Denton
>>>> <petermden...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I would say, considering I can only recall a few spam posts getting
>>>>> through, you guys [sic] do a great job.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 1:34 PM, Chad Etzel <jazzyc...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Why yes we can, and we do... loads of it.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The problem is that these spammers are spoofing the "from" address of
>>>>>> list owners who usually get automatically posted and skip the
>>>>>> moderation step. This is a flaw of the way Google Groups handles
>>>>>> incoming posts, and not of the group admins.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -Chad
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 4:28 PM, Dave Briccetti <da...@davebsoft.com>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Google group admins can actually DELETE spam, too, which would be
>>>>>>> nice.
>>>
>>>
>>
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