[alsa-devel] Moderated list
tdavis at dsl-only.net
Thu Nov 15 22:57:18 CET 2007
Not trying to sound like a jerk or an idiot, but if you require us to
resubscribe, why don't you post the link in your email? It would make
our lives that much easier.
On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 13:34 -0800, David Miller wrote:
> From: Jaroslav Kysela <perex at perex.cz>
> Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 14:56:38 +0100 (CET)
> > David, could I send you the list of subscribers on the alsa-devel list (in
> > a private e-mail) to move mailing list to vger without bothering all users
> > to resubscribe again (we did it several months ago, so the subscriber list
> > is quite clean)? I will redirect alsa-devel at alsa-project.org address then
> > to alsa-devel at vger.kernel.org (if it does not break any vger rules or spam
> > filtering on vger) to preserve alsa-devel list e-mail.
> We don't do this because:
> 1) If the user doesn't do the subscribe, they won't know how
> to unsubscribe.
> If you think this isn't an issue, after 10 years of co-running vger
> I can tell you it's a huge issue as they just spam the list owner,
> with requests to be removed.
> 2) Users generally get upset when you subscribe them to a
> site they did not get asked to be subscribed to. And yes
> this is true even if it's the same mailing list just at
> a new location.
> I apply this rule unilaterally to all new mailing lists hosted
> at vger, I'm not just singling out this case, believe me :-)
> So please ask the folks on the existing list to subscribe to
> the new one.
> Thank you.
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