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Number moderating
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Lyris Email Commands
Web Interface for Users
Server Administrator
Site Administrator
List Administrator
Other Topics
Security Considerations
Security Issues Relating to Members
Access to the list archives
Access to the list of members
Access to Subscribe to the Mailing List
Steps to restrict false impersonations
Security Features for Posting Messages
List admin posting
Admin Moderation
Number moderating
Allow Non-Member Posting
Action Phrase Restrictions
Password based posting
Banning members
Disallow Email Posting
Secure HTTP web interface
Lyris extensions
Confirmed subscriptions
Duplicate messages
Maximum posts per member
Maximum quoting allowed
Maximum Messages Per Day
Limit the Message Size
Reject Email Attachments
Moderator auto-approval
Command detection
Anonymous Postings
Access to unsubscribe and change settings
Visibility of the existence of the mailing list
Web Interface Access
Overview of Lyris Posting Security
Security Considerations of the From: field
Security Recommendations for Announcement lists
How Lyris Determines the Identity of the Person Posting
Lyris Mail Merge
The Lyris command line
Modifying lyris.plc
Add-On Packages
Installing and Upgrading
Frequently Asked Questions

Number moderating

Some members are moderated, and need to be approved a certain number of times before posting unmoderated.

On discussion mailing lists, most people are civil, and it is only a few trouble-makers who tend to ruin things. In general, a trouble-maker identifies themselves from the outset, with their first few postings, by their difficult attitude.

For this reason, Lyris supports the concept of "number moderating".

Number moderating assumes that the first few postings of new members should be checked by the moderator. After these few postings have been approved, the member has proven themselves as trustworthy and their postings no longer require admin approval.

Number moderating is a feature which strikes a happy medium between the total freedom of an "open" mailing list, and the sometimes excessive work needed to totally moderate a mailing list.

To use this feature, you set your mailing list to "number moderated" and pick the number of messages that new members should need approved. Generally, a setting between 1 and 3 works best.

Another option is to set your list for number moderating, and set your list so that new members require no approvals. This will create a mailing list that acts "open", except that if you spot a member who is causing trouble, you can change that member's settings so that they need several more approvals. This allows you to leave a list open, and then, once you identify a trouble-maker, make that person's next few messages need your approval.

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