[Mailman-Users] Automatic subscription based on e-mail subject

R. Diez rdiezmail-temp2 at yahoo.de
Thu Jan 31 15:05:28 EST 2019

 > [...]
> If you have no connection to them, but post to the list for
> your own benefit, that is called "spam".  It is generally considered
> somewhere between rude and criminal.
 > [...]

Your comments are surprisingly unfair for someone in a mailing list for mailing list software.

Let's take me as an example. I do have a connection with you. I am a user of your software, on multiple mailing lists. And this particular mailing 
list is open for anybody. It's fine to drop by for a short while. I did not see anywhere any notice that only close affiliates are welcome. Heck, this 
mailing list is called "users", and not "developers" or "mailman clan only".

I asked about a way around a perceived limitation, and in the face of the answer, I contributed with reasoning and examples (a couple of links) about 
a missing feature and why it is important. You may not like my view. You may have a strong idea about how mailing list administrators should use your 
software. But am I spamming? Is this discussion not welcome here then?

Maybe you are implying that only people who read all posts for a few weeks and commit further resources to this project are entitled to voice their 
matters here. I find this a strange view on how to develop a community. It is rather off-putting.

Other projects have benefited from a bug report or a small patch I sent to their mailing lists. I was never actually subscribed to any of those.

If all this actually bugs you, maybe you can convince you community to make this mailing list private for proven contributors, and leave out those 
people who probably just want to benefit from your open-source project?


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