When I started maintaining Meld, a surprising number of accounts for new


services entered my life. Inevitably, a few responsibilities were missed.

For example, until very recently, I didn’t have admin access for the Meld mailing list. Since all posts to the list by non-members are held for moderation, I’m pretty sure that this means that all non-member list traffic over the last few years has been dropped on the floor.


What’s worse is that since I’ve started doing the moderation, there’s been a consistent trickle of messages needing approval. Meld’s list doesn’t exactly have a lot of traffic, so an extra message every couple of days is a significant boost.

…all of which makes me wonder just how many people didn’t become involved in Meld due to an unwatched moderation queue.