I'm contemplating setting up a badly-needed archive for a great big list,
which unfortunately has been partially overrun by a crew of jabbering
chuckleheads. There's a lot of good information flying around, but the list
is ridiculously high-traffic already (on the order of at least 100K/day), and
a good chunk of the excess traffic is BS from idiots. The list maintainers
aren't real interested in moderating.
I'm looking for input or infrastructure on mhonarc-savvy, CGI-based killfiles,
and I'd like to talk to anyone who's worked on or contemplated a similar
notion. I don't have the time just now to build such a thing from scratch,
but I will in a month or so, and I'd like to do it as intelligently as
One of the things I like about the idea of a server-side killfile is that the
killfilee can get an up-to-the-minute display of how many people have elected
to ignore everything he or she writes, or conversely, how many have chosen to
highlight their comments. That strikes me as a positive social contribution.
I was a little surprised to find nothing along these lines in the archives.
Has anyone tackled it before?