It seems we regularly miss some simple points:
- protects the sanity of an individual mailinglist recipient
(for their own personal definition of sanity).
Revocation of posting privileges:
- protects agains dilution of a WG's historical record
(archives that soak up all posts to the WG's mailing list)
- improves the 'signal to distraction' ratio of traffic on the
list (particularly important for list residents charged with
keeping things on charter and evaluating rough consensus)
Yes, revocation of posting privileges and receiver-side filtering both
cause a drop in traffic reaching one's inbox. But that doesn't
make the actions equivalent.
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