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Bug 707260 - unable to subscribe to the orca mailing list
unable to subscribe to the orca mailing list
Product: sysadmin
Classification: Infrastructure
Component: Mailman
Other All
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: GNOME Sysadmins
GNOME Sysadmins
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-09-02 05:13 UTC by Jarek Czekalski
Modified: 2013-09-02 14:35 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Jarek Czekalski 2013-09-02 05:13:03 UTC
I made 3 attemps in 3 subsequent days and get no email from list infrastructure. No news in spam folder either. I registered on page and then read that possibly a moderator needs to approve the application. Perhaps he is asleep or something...
Comment 1 Jarek Czekalski 2013-09-02 05:46:02 UTC
I also applied to join the list as a crawler. It's a powerful mailing list browser and searcher. Much more convenient than the one provided by gnome. I think it's of special importance to visually impaired people, because the message threads are more easily accessible to read out loud. Please let me know if I should create a separate entry for this. If you don't mind letting nabble to join the list, please accept its request. Otherwise I will delete the archive.

This is the archive link:

I believe it will be possible to simplify the link, but initially it has this number inside.
Comment 2 Joanmarie Diggs (IRC: joanie) 2013-09-02 11:16:00 UTC
Transferring this to the proper product because Orca is a screen reader; not a mailing list. My understanding is that because the Orca list is receiving an insane number of subscription attempts from spammers, the GNOME system administrators are blocking subscriptions.

Having said that, I have just approved your subscription request.
Comment 3 André Klapper 2013-09-02 13:59:43 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> read that possibly a moderator needs to approve the application.

But what is the request in this ticket towards the sysadmins?

The current orca-list admins are jdiggs and apinheiro and they can change the Mailman settings.
Comment 4 Joanmarie Diggs (IRC: joanie) 2013-09-02 14:35:11 UTC
André the request was for Andrea to re-evaluate the current situation and see if it would be ok to re-enable the normal subscription method. As he himself stated in IRC:

  <@av> joanie: yeah, the current situation is: many different
        addresses / domains are trying to subscribe, many different
        IPs are involved

Changing the mailman settings might not be prudent -- and I wasn't the one who changed them in the first place; Andrea was.

  <@av> joanie: I'll re-enable the normal registrations now
  <@av> joanie: done, I'll check the postfix's queue and see if it grows ;)
  <joanie> thanks!
  <@av> very welcome, feel free to close the relevant bug

Closing as per the above. Thanks Andrea!