Re: Mailing lists (again, was ANNOUNCEMENT: Real-time Linux users list created)
From: Erik Mouw
Date: Tue Oct 24 2006 - 05:03:44 EST
On Sun, Oct 22, 2006 at 07:56:12AM +0000, Oleg Verych wrote:
> On 2006-10-20, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> > We have created a list for users of CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT,
> > linux-rt-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx It is archived on gmane.org (and of
> > course people who want to read it via gmane's NNTP or RSS feeds can do
> > so as well):
> > http://gmane.org/info.php?group=gmane.linux.rt.user
> Could you, please, explain why this new list and LKML add that
> (imho silly) messages in every post? (e.g.):
> |To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe
> |linux-rt-users" in
> |the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> |More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
> Why not to use something like this in the headers?
> |List-Post: <mailto:XXX-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> |List-Help: <mailto:XXX-kernel-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=help>
> |List-Subscribe: <mailto:XXX-kernel-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=su...
> |List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:XXX-kernel-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=un...
> I think everybody, who wants to use the list, may find info; in the
> message's headers one may (and should) find even more info on how to
> use, manage, configure the list.
> IMHO store this in information body of a message, is useless payload.
You might be surprised how many clueless people there are out there
that can't find that kind of information when it's hidden somewhere in
the headers. Just run a mailing list and you'll soon find out that you
really want that kind of vital information in the body.
[who happens to be linux-arm*-owner #2]
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