[maemo-community] Coding competition 2011 - mass emailing

From: robert bauer nybauer at gmail.com
Date: Tue Nov 8 15:28:53 EET 2011

Thanks for your message.  If staggering the vote is not enough to reduce
server load, please go ahead and use a simple filter based on karma and
length of community membership so that the server load will be manageable.

The other suggestions are appreciated.  While there is merit in more
selectively reducing the email recipients to those N900 users most likely
to have tested the submissions, or at least those who are currently active
in the community, as indicated previously, the priority now is to get the
vote completed and those additional factors, even if possible, are likely
to burden and slow the process.  Of course, if I am mistaken in this
regard, then Ferenc can point that out.

Rob Bauer (SD69)

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 5:22 AM, Ferenc Szekely <ferenc at maemo.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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
> system.
> ferenc
> --
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> email: ferenc at maemo.org
> [1] http://wiki.maemo.org/MeeGo_Coding_Competition_2011
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