On Fri, Jan 30, 2004, Skip Montanaro wrote:
Barry> There's been some talk off-list about changing the posting rules Barry> for python-dev, such that non-member post attempts are Barry> automatically rejected (i.e. bounced).
Wasn't that how things worked when the list was first formed? If so, what was the rationale for the change to the current policy?
Not quite. Historically, python-dev was a by-invite list, which definitely led to charges of exclusivity; however, anyone could *post* to the list. Barry's proposed policy would allow anyone to subscribe, but only subscribers could post.
I'm overall +0, speaking as the person who most often responds to inappropriate posts.