National mailinglists - why isn't it there yet?
sdavtaker at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 21:57:22 UTC 2008
I think local mailling list are BUG's domain, if you pull the already
few people (in some countries) from BUGs to a national-xxxx-BSD list,
it will fragment more the tiny local communities.
On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 9:06 AM, Giorgos Keramidas
<keramida at ceid.upatras.gr> wrote:
> On 2008-03-03 10:55, Edwin Groothuis <edwin at mavetju.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 12:45:01AM +0100, Julian Stacey wrote:
> > > > I think that the question dropped by Edw was more of why this
> > > > service wasn't offered from the FreeBSD mailman infrastructure. I
> > > > think that every country and state has its own
> > > > mailman/majordomo/ezmlm/whatever features, but none are ran
> > > > centrally.
> > > The extra work for the central mailman-owner:
> > > I guess mailman-owner at freebsd.org is happy/wise to avoid the
> > > nightmare of local languages & character sets & leave it to locals
> > > within each delegated your-country.freebsd.org DNS name space.
> > As a mailman-owner hosting about 60 lists, I can tell you that it is
> > possible in mailman to set the owner of a list to a person who wants
> > to have the list and let them handle the bounces and unknown messages.
> Yes, it definitely *is* possible. I am the moderator/listman for
> `freebsd-doc-el', which is currently hosted in the Mailman installation
> of lists.linux.gr:
> Right now the list is not open for posting by non-subscribers, so we use
> this as a crude `antispam' filter. If the load starts becoming too much
> for me to handle, I will have to find another way to filter messages :)
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