[LAU] limiting email traffic

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To: A list for linux audio users <linux-audio-user@...>, The Linux Audio Developers' Mailing List <linux-audio-dev@...>
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 3:02 pm

Hi all,

Due to excessive posts - in particular on the linux-audio-user email
list, we are going to rate-limit the number of emails to

13 emails per user per 24 hours

with direct follows-up replies to self counting twice.

It is not unreasonable to assume that a single user posting more than
12 emails per day is either involved in a heated flame-war or otherwise
disrupting reasonable discussion. Neither of which is acceptable on the
LA email lists.

We understand that some communication requires rapid exchange of many
small snippets and recommend users who need to regularly post short
messages many times per day to rather use services such as twitter, IRC
or simply private email. The LA email lists are mainly intended for
discussion, questions & answers, sharing and preservation of knowledge.
Note that there are currently over 3000 persons subscribing to the LA
lists, every single email sent to the list will result in 3000+ forwards
and be archived in various places on the web.

Offenders will be notified with a warning message with the 10th email
within a day and after the 13th email temporarily banned for 6 hours
from further posting to the given email list.

Feel free to comment on this email here on this list, but official
inquires should be addressed to members of the consortium. See

The system will be activated on 31/Oct/2013 if not vetoed. The actual
rate-limit may also be adjusted over time to reflect list-behaviour.

yours truly,

Linux-audio-user mailing list

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Messages in current thread:
[LAU] limiting email traffic, Robin Gareus, (Tue Oct 29, 3:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] limiting email traffic, Charles Z Henry, (Tue Oct 29, 4:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] [LAD] limiting email traffic, Pete Wright, (Wed Oct 30, 8:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] limiting email traffic, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Oct 29, 4:03 pm)