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Re: How about creating som more lists and relieve misc@ of some traffic.
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: How about creating som more lists and relieve misc@ of some traffic.
- From: "Robin S. Socha" <rsocha_(_at_)_kens_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 04:55:06 -0400
* Alfred Breull <puma_(_at_)_hannover_(_dot_)_sgh-net_(_dot_)_de> [001025 04:05]:
> At 11:10 24.10.00 +0200, Thomas Jørgensen <thomasj_(_at_)_superusers_(_dot_)_dk> wrote:
[breaking down misc into:]
> > o Installation
> > o Network configuration
> > o Crypto software (SSH, GPG, IPSec)
> > o Retrieving and build fram CVS.
> Please, continue to be patient with ppl like me.
> I completely agree that you (general term) are not the kindergarden,
> but, please, do also not exclude ppl like me. We can't be heroes all,
> can we ?
That's not really the problem IYAM. The real problem is the
thoughlessness with which many people (first and foremost users of
Windows and - even worse - Outlook Express) molest mailing lists.
Examples: more than 50% of all mails to this list either:
- contain HTML
- contain full quotes, preferebly below the author's text
- have excessive line widths, undeclared MIME or other technical
- do not contain reference headers and therefore break the threading of
technically advanced MUA like mutt or Gnus
- lack sigdashes or have them misconfigured
- start new threads by hitting "reply" but not deleting the reference
This *SUCKS*. OpenBSD is the best OS I've worked with so far, but the
majority of people on this list is obviously either unable or
disinterested in adhering to the minimal standards for decent behaviour
on mailing lists. If you take a look at the archives, you will find that
every second thread is broken because of crapware like MS Outlook. You
will also find that the average thread contains 5% text and 95% quotes
ASA the thread exceeds three replies.
In short: I don't see much of a point in splitting the list. If the list
admin applied the procmail rules I do (c.f. weighted scoring, man
procmailsc) to filter out blatant violations of the netiquette, this
list would be a quiter place.
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