One thing that I'd like considered in the solutions to Spam'ers are
valid users of lists.
There are times I subscribe to a list because I have a valid work
reason to do so. Waiting a month to be able to send out a message
just won't do. I have a valid, list related, problem that I
need to get solved now.
While I also subscribe to fun lists, on work-related ones it's
important to be able to contribute fairly quickly. I'm concerned
that some of the solutions proposed on this list prevent this,
valid, usage of lists.
BTW, I am concerned with the idea of teachers telling someone to
subscribe to a list as a teaching assignment. This seems like
a waste of administrator's times and an abuse of lists. I suspect
that if we put together a simple explainatory note for teachers
which could be sent to those teachers abusing the system and, perhaps,
another, which might be directed at Deans/Dept Heads this problem
might go away. I suspect its' one of ignorance rather than the