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lynx-dev new-subscriber welcome msg

From: Philip Webb
Subject: lynx-dev new-subscriber welcome msg
Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 07:53:41 -0400 (EDT)

there's been no reply to my note a week ago about the message
which greets new subscribers to lynx-dev, which is rather out-of-date.
so i'll repeat it, hoping Bob Izenberg will make the necessary changes.

980504  address@hidden  wrote:
> Welcome to the lynx-dev mailing list! --snip --
> Here's the general information for the list you've subscribed to:
>   Lynx-dev is an email list where people discuss Lynx issues.
>   Users, site managers and developers interact via this list.

so far, so good ...

>   Topics range from "No, Virginia, Lynx does not maintain
>   a global history of what URLs you have visited"

this is  15 months  out of date (since 2-7): now we have  V .

>   to how to keep the code portable across VMS and many flavors of Un*x.

this harks back to pre-history (for me):
today, we also cover DOS, Win32, OS/2, Mac (at least);
could we say `Unix' normally (for beginners' sake)?
and can we add a few encouraging words for our new members at this point?
eg "Lynx-dev is a very busy list, with many contributors & topics:
some discuss very technical programming & system problems,
some find it a good way to learn about Internet software issues,
some are users who kibbitz & make comments & suggestions,
some just dip into occasional items which interest them.
it's very much a volunteer community".

>   To get an idea of what this is like, visit the list archive.

the what? where? the Archive URL needs to be stated at this point.

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