Re: Proposed change for subscriptions...
On 3/12/06, Steve Lamb <email@example.com> wrote:
> Mike McCarty said:
> > I proposed a change in order to prevent such posts. I propose that
> > messages which come from non-subscribed aliases be rejected from the
> > list.
> This has been asked for and rejected for the past several years. On
> many things Debian is sensible. On this Debian is downright negligent
> and utterly stupid. Want to know the reason why it isn't implemented?
It is because the listmasters, of which I am one, who read a lot of
lists know precisely what happens when you close a list. People who
want help can't get it.
The whole *point* of debian-user is to facilitate that.
> Because maybe, somewhere, someone who's looking for support is going to
> somehow figure out how to set up Debian, get it online, get it sending
> and receiving mail yet be utterly incapable of filling out the webform
> to subscribe to the mailing list to receive help in order to.... set up
> Debian, get it online, get it sending and receiving mail.
> Yeah, head explosion time right there.
Or, they might only have access to a webmail service like hotmail via
Windows. And just maybe they are trying to setup networking, wifi,
broadband or even dual-booting.
If you are finding it all too trivial, perhaps debian-user isn't really for you.