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From Pier Fumagalli <p...@betaversion.org>
Subject Re: http://xml.apache.org/mail.html
Date Thu, 18 Apr 2002 17:29:23 GMT
"Pier Fumagalli" <pier@apache.org> wrote:

> "Joe Kesselman" <keshlam@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> 
>> Just got a note from someone complaining that the subject
>> web page shows them how to subscribe and unsubscribe, but
>> doesn't actually tell them how to _post_ to the mailing
>> lists. Took a look, and they're right; the description of
>> each list uses its colloquial name rather than its actual
>> name (going from "General discussion list" to "general" is
>> not necessarily obvious for a novice, to take one example),
>> and while there are some discussions of general principles
>> it never actually says "send to listname@apache.org".
>> 
>> Easiest fix: Along with the Subscribe and Unsubscribe links,
>> add one for "Write to list."
>> 
>> Next easiest: Modify those links, and this new one, so the
>> mail ID being used is visible before being moused.
>> 
>> 
>> (Yeah, I know, it would be nice if the end-users had a clue.
>> But apparently some don't, and we should hand them one.)
> 
> -1 on that... It will mean that people will start writing to the ML without
> being subscribed. And we have enough spam to catch up with...
> 
> If someone's not able to read what the subscription confirmation message
> tells you, then he'd better not even be on our lists...

Doh, it was supposed to get down to general@xml.apache.org :) Sorry for
multiple posts folks! :)

    Pier (me dumb!)


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