Re: most_recent_message is always 0001-01-01T00:00:00Z
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Even that doesn't seem quite right, as the group is quite active, i.e., the last message was definitely not sent nearly 2,020 years ago :-)
We need the per-member most-recent-posting data to determine who the active posters are. We want to force active members to configure a signature in their groups.io profile since we require that all messages on our community board (about 1,200 members) are signed with the name and street name of the poster, to prevent semi-anonymous postings - and people tend to forget to do this on their own. (Requiring a full name tends to discourage less-than-civil exchanges, in our experience.) The plan is to reach out to active posters to update their profile, but there's no point in annoying the vast majority of listen-only members. We're also trying to get a handle on how many active members have completed that task, to see if we need to take more aggressive measures, such as putting everyone without a signature on moderation.
Longer term, we also want to enforce a three-posts-a-day limit, again to discourage back-and-forth exchanges between a few list members that tend to get more heated and discourage everyone else. This would likely work best with a webhook.
Thanks for considering!
On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 12:25 AM Mark Fletcher <email@example.com> wrote: