Re: Q: List Policy
On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 01:15:58PM +0100, Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
> Chris Bannister wrote:
> > It makes more sense to either not allow posting unless subscribed or
> > have an open list but cc unless they explicitly request not be cc'd.
> > Can anyone explain why the current policy is sane?
> Maybe someone is in an 'emergency' or 'on the road' in an internet cafe
> without access to their regular e-mail account. It's nice if you can
> post under those circumstances.
Quite right, but why discourage CCing on an open list? I can see the
point in not CCing on a closed list.
> It is also not really necessary to subscribe in order to read the
> replies; they are available (after a short delay) at
And newbies know about that?
> Hope this explains,
Sorry, it doesn't explain why CCing is "discouraged" on an open list.
I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god
than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other
possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
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