[I18n-sig] Re: Spam report (mail.python.org): 23 new messages

François Pinard pinard@iro.umontreal.ca
12 Nov 2002 10:24:27 -0500

[Martijn Pieters]

> There are three requests to confirm a Yahoo Groups membership to the
> locales@yahoogroups.com mailinglist in our spam queue, all a few minutes
> apart.

Please do not accept subscribing mailing lists to one another.  The only
allowable exceptions are for maintenance purposes, when a mailing list is
being renamed or moved to a new system, but then, it conceptually remains
the same mailing list.

As a user, I want to feel free to subscribe or unsubscribe to the mailing
list(s) of my choice, and unsubscribe of the mailing list(s) of my choice.

> Although the goal of the locales mailinglist seems to fit with the
> i18n-sig group, I am wondering wether or not it was really the goal to
> subscribe the whole sig to that list.

When I subscribe to a mailing list, I consider rather unwelcome that
people or robots use the mailing list roster as input for other lists.
If the lists are related and of probable interest, a polite invitation
might be sent to all for subscribing to the other or new mailing list,
but please let it be the choice of members on an individual basis.

François Pinard   http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~pinard