[svlug] About splitting the list
walt at hubinternet.com
Mon Sep 3 10:05:01 PDT 2001
On Sun, Sep 02, 2001 at 04:41:09PM -0700, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 02, 2001 at 03:49:01PM -0700, Ian Kluft wrote:
> > I've been suggesting for a couple years to add a newbies list since the
> > expectations of all subscribers are quite varied. Differing expectations
> > lead to conflicts like these. That idea has not made any progress because
> > those who can make the decisions are against splitting the list.
> So far we have, and I'm not the only one.
> Basically, my points against were:
> - dealing with people who flame and post trash by splitting the list is not
> the way to go: it doesn't solve the real problem.
Just to add my 2 cents...
Instead of splitting the list, how about adding a line to the message footer,
svlug mailing list
Read the FAQ at http://www.svlug.org/faq.html before posting
svlug at lists.svlug.org
The FAQ could list lots of useful newbie links, including pointers to some of Rick
Moen's excellent docs on winmodems, etc. Wouldn't hurt to include a FAQ item on
list etiquette either.
Sure, it won't stop all clue-less posts, but a newbies list won't either.
Unless someone is willing to moderate all posts to this list... (fat chance of
that, and I don't believe that would be desired either...)
Maybe even email the faq to all first-time posters.
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