[PATCH] Permission for archiving in mailing list FAQ
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Sat May 7 17:06:35 UTC 2005
On Sat, May 07, 2005 at 06:22:28PM +0200, Marc Fonvieille wrote:
> On Sat, May 07, 2005 at 05:50:56PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > WRT the recent discussion/flamefest regarding archiving of mailing list
> > messages on freebsd-questions, I propose the following addition to
> > section 1.4 of the mailing list FAQ:
> > By subscribing to a mailing list you give permission for your
> > messages to be archived. If you do not want your messages to be saved
> > in the freebsd.org archives, add a header ``X-No-archive: yes'' or
> > ``X-Archive: no'' to your messages. If this header is not present in
> > your messages, permission for archival is implied. The FreeBSD
> > project has no control over archives that others can create.
> > It might also be a good idea to reference the FAQ in the subscription
> > pages.
> Please, please and please, do not bring this thing here.
> If you read every message from the author of this thread (have a look at
> all his threads), you will see that the problem is elsewhere...
Well, I agree that it is probably a PEBKAC for at least a couple of the
participants in that thread, which might improve with a vigourous
application of a clue-by-four. :-)
And although LART-ing can be quite enjoyable at times, as witnessed by
the length of the aforementioned thread, it is tiring. So let's put it in
the FAQ and be done with it for once and for all. (one can hope)
Consider that the FAQs are for people who _don't_ know the answers.
R.F.Smith (http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/) Please send e-mail as plain text.
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