[Mailman-Users] merging 2 mailing lists

Bill Cole mailmanu-20150316 at billmail.scconsult.com
Tue Jul 7 16:55:52 CEST 2015

On 7 Jul 2015, at 7:15, Laura Creighton wrote:

> In a message of Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:33:00 -0400, "Bill Cole" writes:
>> On 6 Jul 2015, at 9:26, Laura Creighton wrote:
>>> 2 somebodies I know want to merge their mailing lists.
>> Have they bothered asking each and every subscriber and received an
>> affirmative reply? No? Imagine my shock...
>> The correct answer to this is "No, you can't. You don't have 
>> subscriber
>> permission to do so."
>> Unless you think having all of the IPs of the list service provider
>> *correctly* blacklisted in many places is a good thing.
> ??? There's  been major discussion about this on both lists, and
> everybody thinks it's a wonderful idea.  Not a single objection.

I am sorry. By way of explanation, it was late and I skimmed with tired 
eyes, missing the key point that these are traditional discussion lists 
rather than unidirectional broadcast lists.

For a pair of active discussion lists, open discussions of a merger 
on-list is absolutely fair warning.

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