[Biopython-dev] Spam on this the mailing lists (Was: Biopython-1.30.win32-py2.3 executable)

Michael Maibaum mike at maibaum.org
Mon Nov 29 08:09:31 EST 2004

On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 12:28:01PM +0000, James Casbon wrote:
>> > partly the complete bias on this list to spam over useful content is
>> > part of it... Why isn't this list subscriber only. I can (just about)
>> > understand the users list being open, but the people posting to dev are
>> > motivated enough to subscribe. Also, the users list is swamped with
>> > spam to the point I question it's usefulness.
>> I was also shocked by the amount of spam on the list, and looking back
>> at the archives its been like this a while.  It can't be very helpful
>> for BioPython's development.
>> I would second the call to make this list subscriber only.
>> [Note I am "just" a biopython user, not a developer]
>It seems this was discussed here:
>and Chris Dagdigian resolved to check the filters.
>Maybe he's the person to ask to restrict the list?
>To be honest, spamassassin filters this list fine for me so filtering could 

I have to work to stop my bayesian filter from learning to equate biopython == spam


>From what I can see of the archives, this is a topic that comes up again and again...


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