List Protocol (was: Major Version Upgrade 4.11 to 5.x)
tedm at toybox.placo.com
Tue Dec 12 16:53:30 PST 2006
The reason that questions doesen't require a subscription ought to be
obvious to anyone with any experience with FreeBSD.
questions at freebsd.org is used as the default contact e-mail address
for most non-financial FreeBSD dealings, such as on CD cases,
marketing materials, etc. Why? Because for most
newbies they think they are dealing with a cohesive organization with
a young girl in a tank top and boobs out front answering the damn
They DON'T think they are dealing with a bunch of hayseeds
sitting on their computers wanking at each other.
When your ready to field all of those questions from misguided
newbies, mistaken newspaper article writers, company wanks told
by their superiors to investigate this "freeBSd thing" then we can
make questions an opt-in list.
Until then STFU you ungrateful bastards. All you once were
dumb newbies who didn't know FreeBSD from free beer, and
I'll bet more than a few of you sent e-mail to questions, thinking
it was an actual person who gave a damn. Boy were you surprised!
----- Original Message -----
From: <wc_fbsd at xxiii.com>
To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 12:52 PM
Subject: List Protocol (was: Major Version Upgrade 4.11 to 5.x)
> At 05:59 PM 12/11/2006, Gerard Seibert wrote:
> >Besides, how hard is it to subscribe to a list, post your question
> >and hopefully receive a satisfactory response and then terminate
> >your association with the list if you are so inclined.
> Wasn't going to say anything, but...
> I agree totally that you should have to be subscribed to post. This
> isn't "AOL 101" -- some pittance of technical competence is a
> prereq'. "Try Googling before posting" is a repeated several times
> daily; why not make 'em subscribe first? Might cut down on some of
> that, as well as the spam & scam emails. I can't recall any other
> mailing lists I've been on in the last 10 years that allow
> non-subscribed posts.
> And from a more personal view, the "no subscription required" has
> bitten me at least once -- I always use alias addresses for publicly
> archived lists, since they will inevitably be scrapped up by the
> spammers and abused. I forgot to select the correct "From" on a post
> a few weeks ago; now a "real" address is chiseled in granite on the
> web archive, and I'll probably have to abandon it soon. Would have
> much rather had it bounced back at me.
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