Bug in mailing lists; unfriendly to non-subscribers

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 06:11:28 UTC 2010

  On 07/05/2010 11:07 PM, Tom H wrote:
> 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...
Yup! Same here.
You gotta pull yourself up by your own bootstaps.
Posting to a list by subscription is good citizenship!

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