Re: META: delayed messages

Doug Jones (
Wed, 01 Sep 1999 10:01:45 -0700

So exactly what are the "seven forbidden words"?

Paging George Carlin....

David McFadzean wrote:
> At 10:09 AM 9/1/99 -0400, wrote:
> >Well, I wrote that message days before it appeared on the list!
> The majordomo list software has a feature that looks for several
> key words in the subject line and first 10 lines of the body
> of each messages sent to the list. If it finds majordomo commands
> such as "subscribe" or "help" it will bounce the message to
> the list admin (me) for approval. This is a good thing since it
> catches about six messages/day that were mistakenly sent to the
> list instead of <>. The downside is that
> some valid messages are delayed until I can approve them, sometimes
> up to 3-4 days.
> So to avoid delay, please avoid putting majordomo commands in
> the subject line or first 10 lines of your message. Or change
> the spelling, e.g. "s*bscribe".
> --
> David McFadzean
> special agent

Doug Jones, Freelance Rocket Plumber