Replies to spam

David I Noel david.i.noel at
Thu Dec 15 15:31:27 UTC 2016

Sounds like status-quo it is then.

In the interest of continuing fruitless conversations on this mailing
list, I move to create the position of "Common Sense Things Around
Here" and nominate either one of you two seemingly reasonable people
to the position.

I'm currently in the process of creating a few hundred new email
addresses from which I will +1 this reply.


On 12/3/16, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> 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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