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Re: Please help me <OT>

On Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:09:57 -0400
The Wanderer <wanderer@fastmail.fm> wrote:

> >> Makes you wonder how many people who install Debian and have
> >> trouble, write to the list but are not subscribed, and therefore do
> >> not rec a reply.
> >> 
> >> You notice a couple now and then.
> > 
> > Nobody forbids those people to ask to CC them the answer :)
> True, but someone who doesn't realize they might need to subscribe to
> the mailing list to automatically receive replies (unless they plan to
> read replies through e.g. gmane or the like) is also not likely to
> realize they might need to ask to be CCed on replies.

Correct. In fact [1] can mislead people into thinking that subscribing
to the maillist to receive an answer is unnecessary:

There are many world-open mailing lists, meaning anyone can read
everything that is posted, and participate in the discussions.

Well, since one can read such answer via https://lists.debian.org such
statement is not THAT far from the truth, but it's probably not that
one means writing to the maillist.

[1] http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/index.en.html

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