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let's just have one mailing list

  • From: Paul A Vixie
  • Date: Sat Mar 29 19:24:16 1997

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Subject: let's just have one mailing list
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997 15:14:17 -0800
From: Paul A Vixie <vixie@wisdom.home.vix.com>

why on earth do we have a nanog list that's separate from spam-list
that's separate from spam-list?  clearly all discussions on any topic
belong on all three lists -- otherwise why would we consistently see:

        cc: spam-list@psc.edu, nanog@merit.edu, spam@zorch.sf-bay.org

i'm receiving multiple copies of this stuff since i'm on all three lists.
can't we just coalesce all three lists, and the other 20,000 mailing lists
on the internet, onto one?  we could call it net.general@ihnp4.uucp and
just put everybody on the internet onto it.  then noone would ever miss
out on an interesting discussion that takes place on a list that they are
not on.

not being on a mailing list is clearly an error, and if someone happens to
prefer not being on a list since they don't want to hear about the topic of
that list, they are clearly confused since lists don't have topics, right?

i'm especially worried about the fact that there is a NAIPR list for ARIN
discussions and that not all NANOG messages are -- yet -- automatically CC'd
to it.  can the postmaster@merit.edu please automatically CC all NANOG
messages to all known mailing lists to correct this obvious problem?

(grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.)


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