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Re: lynx-dev How to Lynx

From: Fiber McGee
Subject: Re: lynx-dev How to Lynx
Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2002 02:35:17 -0600

At 02:25 PM 4/3/2002, David Wooley wrote:

> Lynx-dev handles this by inviting all non-subscribers, or subscribers with
> other addresses from which they may post, to sub-scribe to:

That's the wrong way round.  It is important that people who post
to the list are subscribed to the main list, otherwise they are likely
not to receive the replies to their own questions.  The auxiliary list
is only useful for people reading the archives.

It is also useful for someone who writes to the list from an address that isn't sub-scribed to Lynx-Dev. Some of the addresses on the -contrib list are like "address@hidden", when "address@hidden" is the address to which list messages are delivered. At least some of the -contrib addresses belong to people who are on a list that is itself subscribed to the main list. When they want to post, they either wait for approval or add their addresses to -contrib.

It doesn't just break reading between the lines, it means you can't
thread properly, you can't filter by sender and you don't have
even the reply all option for ensuring that the sender gets a copy.

So are you happy, or at least happier, with how messages appear now that unapproved messages are being approved rather than quoted? By the way, in case anyone has any comments regarding the reply address being the list rather than the individual posters, please read the thread from May 6 through May 12, 2000 that begins here:

before writing.

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