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From:
Graham Barr
Date:
July 27, 2000 05:02
Subject:
Re: [ben_tilly@hotmail.com: Glad I am not on bootstrap]
Message ID:
20000727125815.W547@pobox.com
On Thu, Jul 27, 2000 at 08:51:36PM +0900, Simon Cozens wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 27, 2000 at 07:51:07AM -0400, Michael G Schwern wrote:
> > Ben's original suggestion was that all posts to p6p have mandatory
> > magical tags in the subject field which say what topic you're posting
> > about.  p6p can simply look at the tag and route a copy of the message
> > to the appropriate list.
> 
> Okay, that would work.

I don't think so.

You a assuming that everyone who will ever post to p6p will know to add
the keyword and also what keywords there are. This simply will never be true.

If people want one big list then, IMO, it should just be a re-distribution
list. ie an address that is subscribed to all lists that people can subscribe
to. This list should not change any headers and only forward mails that
were posted via one of the other lists. All replies go to the list the
original came from.

If someone tries to send to the list directly, they should get a reply
telling them of the different lists that exist and tell them to resend
to the appropriate list.

ie, the one big list is just an easy way to effectivly subscribe to all
perl6 lists without actually having to.

Graham.

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