Currently, the security settings for the #clear-the-path:legal category are that anyone with trust level 0 can see/create/reply — ie, anyone can, but only if they create an account first. Is this intended, or should I switch it to being public?
Previously, the legal mailinglist had non-public archives. This forum policy was imposed for the same reason. While there probably aren’t some of the same concerns that the sysops category has related to knowledge going out, there is potential material that we don’t want scraped.
Whether you agree with the intent or not, it would be unlikely for such a setting to get done accidentally. I do have mixed feelings about the decision.
I just wanted to make sure it was intended, which it seems to be.
Definitely open for discussion, no need to close the topic, thanks for asking about it.