[Mailman-Developers] please answer my question quicly

Nigel Metheringham Nigel.Metheringham at dev.intechnology.co.uk
Sat Jan 1 20:22:56 CET 2005

You have obviously missed something here....
None of the people on this mailing list are paid to sit and breathlessly 
await mailing list messages and respond to them within seconds.
This means that sending multiple insistent requests to the lists within 
a few minutes just pisses people off, and is reasonably likely to get 
you banned from the list rather than a friendly response - even more so 
when you do this on a day that is a national holiday across rather a 
wide part of the world (notwithstanding cancellations of holidays in 
much of the world at present due to major disasters).

Are mailing lists reliable....?
Well what do you mean by reliable?
Will you get accurate precise answers to questions from them?  Well 
sometimes, other times you get garbage, and you should always believe 
anything you read on the Internet.
Will they reliably deliver mail?  Yes, with caveats (if someone has a 
broken mail system then the mail will get lost there from lists as well 
as from other sources).


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