Subject Re: List Idiots, was Re: [Firebird-Architect] Re: Gpre & Cobol
Author Jim Starkey
Helen Borrie wrote:
> At 11:29 PM 29/08/2006, you wrote:
>> I think I went through the same bruhaha three years ago. You post to
>> the devel list and you get a "members only" automated reply. It
>> suggests you cannot post - full stop.
> It's not "automated". Every twit who tries to post to the list
> without subscribing first is a job for one of us mugs who moderate
> the list. We could stop to subscribe the senders of bona fide
> messages (a different interface from the one with messages for
> approval) but multiply this task by ~ 30 lists and you'll understand
> why at least I think that enough bounces will persuade people to
> exert themselves and subscribe.
Indeed, indeed. Discouraging potential developers is one of our most
important tasks. Thanks for your efforts.


Jim Starkey, Senior Software Architect
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