Replies to spam

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Dec 3 16:54:13 UTC 2016

On Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:14:51 -0700 (MST), Warren Block wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Nov 2016, David I Noel wrote:
> >> Forums do so as well, we are usually just not used to terminal
> >> browsers.
> >
> > A forum <=> list interface could solve that problem, no?
> I want to apologize, as mentioning the forums was not meant to be a 
> suggestion to switch to them, but to point out that current computer 
> users mostly use the web rather than mailing lists.  A web interface to 
> the mailing lists would be fine, provided it is usable.

Wouldn't a web mailer be a possible solution here? It enables
the user to "stay on the web" / to "e-mail in Firefox" and
still benefit from the features unique to mailing lists? ;-)

> The volume of posts to -questions from new users has not been very high 
> for years. To me, that does not seem like a compelling reason to keep 
> the list open to posting without subscription.

That is a quite valid point of view. New users might be fully
comfortable with registering for a subscription-only mailing
list as they already are used to register for "everything"
they use...

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