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From "Henri Yandell" <>
Subject Re: [all] Splitting the mailing list
Date Mon, 24 Jul 2006 21:18:35 GMT
On 7/24/06, Simon Kitching <> wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-07-22 at 21:53 -0700, Henri Yandell wrote:
> > I had a thought just now on the multiple list concept - and a positive
> > reason for splitting the lists in general. By having lists for
> > commits, jira, wiki, ci etc filters become a lot, lot easier. Much
> > easier for someone to come up with a list of commits they're
> > interested in and we can have people who are interested in their own
> > defined groupings while having to still see the general dev
> > discussions as they come through.
> One problem is that of temporarily unsubscribing. We've all regularly
> seen what happens when someone goes on holiday for a few weeks and sets
> their email to auto-respond "out of office" without unsubscribing from
> these lists first.
> When there are 4 commons lists, how are people going to manage this?
> I believe one commonly used mailing list system provides a web page
> where you can "suspend" your subscriptions to all lists in one go. As
> far as I know, though, the apache system doesn't provide this.

Don't use your work email for open source mailing lists :) I can only
see the out of office making sense if its a work email - otherwise I'd
expect people to continue checking their mail or just let it build up.


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