[DAS2] New DAS2 list

Chervitz, Steve Steve_Chervitz at affymetrix.com
Wed Dec 1 23:54:43 UTC 2004

As promised, we now have a discussion list for just the DAS/2 grant crew.
You should have received a welcome message from mailman already.
This list is unmoderated and will reject posts from non-members. I left the
archive public, so others could snoop if interested (and can guess the url).

Lincoln: How much overhead is moderation requiring for the original das
mailing list? Chris D made some improvements in the spam filters and I asked
if he thought they were good enough to go off-moderation. Here's what he

> Our spam protection is pretty good but the stuff that leaks through is
> really hard to catch -- simple ASCII emails etc. that breeze right
> through our tests.
> The current moderator web interface has a great new feature called
> "delete any messages marked as "defer" -- this lets you look at the
> moderation list and pick out only the good messages while not wasting
> time hitting checkboxes for spam. I'd recommend leaving it as is for now
> unnless you want to open the list up for a while as an experiment.


> From: <Chervitz>, Steve <Steve_Chervitz at affymetrix.com>
> Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 17:53:38 -0800
> Subject: Re: DAS 2 spec
> Ed Griffiths <edgrif at sanger.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Hi all, 
>> Well its time to get back to doing something about the DAS2 spec for me...
>> a couple of questions......
>> where should discussion about issues take place ?
> I'm working to get a mailman list set up on biodas.org that would include only
> the folks on the grant. Hopefully, this will happen soon. I'll let you know.
> I'm also looking into restricting the public biodas.org mailing list so that
> only registered users can post, to reduce junk and moderation overhead.
> There may not be any action on this until next week since the US is having a
> major holiday (Thanksgiving) for the rest of this week.
>> where is the current copy of the DAS2 spec ?
> You can get it from the biodas cvs with these commands:
> $ cvs -d :pserver:cvs at cvs.open-bio.org:/home/repository/biodas login
> password=cvs
> $ cvs -d :pserver:cvs at cvs.open-bio.org:/home/repository/biodas co das
> The spec is at das/das2/das2_protocol.html. The .txt version is not up to date
> (Lincoln: how about removing it to avoid confusion?). I will look into setting
> up a web page on biodas.org pointing at the latest version of
> das/das2/das2_protocol.html.
> Steve
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