Bug in mailing lists; unfriendly to non-subscribers

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 06:07:02 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 6:16 PM, Thomas Taylor <linxt at comcast.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Jul 2010 13:24:08 -0400
> Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > This way when a non-subscriber posts something, he doesn't have to add
>> > the "Please CC me as I'm not in the mailing list"; it will happen
>> > automatically.
>> I couldn't disagree more.
>> Posting to the list: If someone wants to benefit from a list, the
>> least that he/she should do is subscribe. I delete systematically any
>> email with "please cc me as I'm not subscribed to the list".
> And that attitude is going to make new linux users who have questions feel
> unwanted on the list!  The Fedora lists are VERY active and all those posts can
> be somewhat intimidating to linux newbies

Newbies are welcome but should subscribe like anyone else. When I
started using and supporting Solaris, I subscribed to lists where I
neither understood the question nor the answers...

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