[maemo-community] Coding competition 2011 - mass emailing

From: Ferenc Szekely ferenc at maemo.org
Date: Tue Nov 8 12:22:06 EET 2011

Before the voting part for the 2011 coding competition really gets out
of hand I decided to check the situation.

For elections in the past we always filtered the number of people who
were eligible to vote. The filtering was done based on the karma value.
This filtering ensured that we are not sending out tens of thousands of
emails in a batch. The 2011 coding competition now requires us to send a
minimum amount of ~57000 emails (which is already a lot). This number is
valid only if we change the mailing scripts and send 1 email per person
for all the 9 categories they can vote for. If we don't change the
mailing system then it means > 513k emails.

This is not going to happen as long as I am root on the maemo servers.
We are not going to become a spammer organization no matter what.

I would suggest to revise the plans and take this voting to a web based

maemo.org sysadmin, developer
email: ferenc at maemo.org

[1] http://wiki.maemo.org/MeeGo_Coding_Competition_2011
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