news.mozilla.org allows posting from user@domain.invalid despite no-anon-posting policy

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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www.mozilla.org
General
RESOLVED WONTFIX
16 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: David Gerard, Unassigned)

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16 years ago
http://mozilla.org/community.html says:

  No anonymous messages.

    If you have something that you are offering for others to read, you should
    be willing to attach your name to it, and to give people the ability to
    reply to you privately about it, in case they feel that a public reply
    would be inappropriate.

    So-called ``address munging'' is frowned upon. Your return address should be
    replyable. If you want to avoid spam, use mail filters, or don't post. Other
    alternatives are not welcome here.

However, in the post-1.0 flood, lots of posts are coming into n.p.m.* with
'user@domain.invalid', which is the default address in Mozilla.

Is it feasible to block posts from addresses ending in ".invalid" on
news.mozilla.org? What is the policy for other hierarchies on this server
(which I understand is still secnews.netscape.com)?

I realise that, given the difficulties in getting the newsgroup reorganisation
plan through, this may or may not be organisationally feasible ...
Reassigning to default owner/qa on endico's open bugs so I don't have to watch
her to get mail on them.
Assignee: endico → myk
QA Contact: myk → justdave
Until we have the new news server up, Markus is still running the existing one,
so this would be his ballgame if it can be done.
Assignee: myk → mbaur

Comment 3

13 years ago
Anything ending in .tld should be blocked too.
Assignee: mbaur → justdave
Component: Server Operations → Server Operations Projects
QA Contact: justdave → justin
I don't think this is feasible in the modern world.  We're also increasingly dealing with end-users rather than developers.  I think the only way this would happen is if someone set up a cancelbot, and that's not exactly nice to the clueless user who then has absolutlely no notification that his post got nuked.  It might be better for us to just remove that instruction off the page.
Depends on: 173864
(In reply to comment #4)
> It might be better for us to just remove that instruction off the page.

And now that we're live on the new server, no, we don't have a way to enforce this at all, and in the modern world, I don't think it's a realistic demand (at least for this communication medium).  These rules should be removed from the page.
Assignee: justdave → mozilla.webmaster
Component: Server Operations Projects → webmaster@mozilla.org
QA Contact: justin → danielwang
No longer depends on: 173864
The page in question is [http://www.mozilla.org/community/etiquette.html]. The "No anonymous posting" section could be easily removed, and this bug could be marked as WONTFIX. Is that what you basically want?
Assignee: www-mozilla-org → nobody
OS: Windows 2000 → All
QA Contact: danielwang → www-mozilla-org
Hardware: PC → All
Ok, section removed from page.

Checking in mozilla-org/html/community/etiquette.html;
/cvsroot/mozilla-org/html/community/etiquette.html,v  <--  etiquette.html
new revision: 1.6; previous revision: 1.5
done

--> WONTFIX
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Updated

10 years ago
Product: mozilla.org → Websites
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Updated

6 years ago
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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