Thank you Srikanth Lakshmanan, your reply (along with Hari's)  is quite
re-assuring and sufficient to quench my doubts.

-Viswam


On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 1:09 AM, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Viswa,
>
> Adding to HPN's mail
>
> >>3. Why should mails go selectively passed and selectively discarded?
> It is set to selectively pass only for *new members*. This is because of
> high SPAs, mostly trollish in nature. Unfortunately, this setting also
> applies when people send from their other email addresses (like chapter
> email id / unsubscribed other email ids)
>
> >>4. How come very stale mail messages come after almost a month, just
> when they could significantly be more relevant  (or more damaging a
> particular positive cause) with a changed /new scenario?
> Some (or many) messages that were cleared today actually were rightfully
> put on hold (either they are advertisements, troll mails, off topic mails).
> But since it was not discarded and there were tonnes of such mails, I did
> not look into each and just cleared all of them assuming good faith, just
> by seeing name and email id of sender. Please be assured, no one has any
> interest in moderating mails to support / damage any cause.
>
> >>Can we then get a report or log of activities?
> I dont think mailman offers any such provisions.
>
> A background on moderation policy on this list, thread from 2011[1], after
> which myself and Prashanth NS were added as moderators (to have someone not
> from the chapter). FWIW, I was a chapter member only briefly and never
> renewed my membership, so I don't have any interest in Chapter (or CIS A2K
> for that matter).
>
> FWIW, an attempt was made to have agreed mailing list guidelines, but
> there was no clousure and this is not enforced. The page Mailinglist
> Guidelines on chapter wiki. The problem with rules / guidelines and
> enforcement is people would again complain of being strict, which is why
> this list is largely unmoderated.
>
> What is criteria for selection of moderators? How long should one be as
> moderator?
> Anyone who can answer mails, understands mailing list etiquettes,  has
> time can be one. Few of the community members trusted us(existing mods),
> hence we are mods. If the community doesn't trust we cease to be, just let
> us know.
>
> [1] http://markmail.org/thread/byq2kbzwax7xqave
> [2] http://wiki.wikimedia.in/MailingList_Guidelines
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 7:54 PM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) <
> viswapra...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> With sufficient evidences, as apparent as they seem to be, I must
>> introduce this issue to you all.
>>
>> The India mailing list is controlled by a few people, of whom no one ever
>> was thinking evil. However, it is time to review and see who really
>> controls this mail list!
>>
>> I request all recipients to wake up and ask the same questions:
>>
>> 1. Who all control the mail list and moderate it?
>> 2. What has been the criteria of their selection? How long they should
>> remain as administrators to the list?
>> 3. Why should mails go selectively passed and selectively discarded?
>> 4. How come very stale mail messages come after almost a month, just when
>> they could significantly be more relevant  (or more damaging a particular
>> positive cause) with a changed /new scenario?
>>
>>
>> I propose few more 'acceptable' members are added to the admin list. And
>> even to get rid of people whom the general community does not probably
>> trust any more.
>>
>> We don't want any more vicious infestations to damage the 'India' context
>> of Wikimedia cause.
>>
>> -Viswam
>>
>>
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>
> --
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