[Baypiggies] Fwd: Request to mailing list Baypiggies rejected

Russell Whitaker whitaker at google.com
Wed Jan 10 22:27:40 CET 2007

On 1/10/07, Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 10, 2007, Russell Whitaker wrote:
> >
> > So, the listowner has made the decision that cross-posting to other
> > lists is not permitted then?
> >
> > Look, I'm trying to get something going that involves both the
> > capabilities security community and the Python community.  This is
> > related to a specific attempt to assist both.  This rejection seems a
> > bit hidebound and unnecessary to me.
> The problem -- as I already said -- is that cross-posting between mailing
> lists means that the people who reply to your messages will get caught by
> the requirement to be a list subscriber in order for their messages to be
> seen.  (This requirement courtesy of spam.)  It just doesn't work unless
> a large proportion of people are already on both mailing lists -- and
> even then it can be irritating as people get multiple copies of messages.
> There are two reasonably good ways to handle this:
> * If the topic is particularly relevant to one mailing list, send an
> invitation to the other mailing list(s) inviting them to subscribe

This is unnecessary and cumbersome.

> * If the topic doesn't have a good home, create a new mailing list and
> invite everyone to join

In this case, also unnecessary and cumbersome.

OK, if this is the case, then I'm going to scale back my efforts on the part
of BayPIGgies, and put my efforts elsewhere with less overhead.  Thanks
for validating my impressions.

Russell Whitaker
Sysops Tools Team Lead
Google Inc., Mt View, CA
"gets() remains as a monument to C's continuing support of buffer
overruns." - Bill Frantz

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