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Fwd: Cross posting madness must stop.

From: Mark S. Miller <erights@google.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 16:07:56 -0700
Message-ID: <4d2fac900909271607v22ac1717hb7dacf8d215c73b1@mail.gmail.com>
To: es-discuss@mozilla.org, public-webapps@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David-Sarah Hopwood <david-sarah@jacaranda.org>
Date: Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: Cross posting madness must stop.
To: es-discuss@mozilla.org


Mark S. Miller wrote:
> Comparing <https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/es-discuss/2009-September/>
> with <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2009JulSep/> and
<
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Sep/> shows why this
> cross posting madness must stop. Some messages in this thread are only
> posted to one side of the W3C / ECMA divide, indicating that some posters
> only subscribe on one side. These posters are mutually opaque to the
posters
> subscribing only on the other side of the divide, leading to a fragmented
> conversation. For example, the excellent posts by David-Sarah Hopwood <
>
https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/es-discuss/2009-September/author.html#9879
>
> have generally gotten responses only from the ECMA side. Some later
messages
> from the W3C side seem to have missed some of [their] points.

Indeed, I hadn't realized that my cc:s to public-webapps and public-html
were being dropped *silently*, without any bounce message. If that's due
to the configuation of those lists, then it's a rather user-hostile mailing
list behaviour, IMHO -- problems with spam notwithstanding.

A subsequent attempt to subscribe to public-html as per the instructions
at <http://www.w3.org/Mail/Request>, bounced with error "550 Unrouteable
address (state 14)".

Mark, please forward this.

--
David-Sarah Hopwood  ⚥  http://davidsarah.livejournal.com

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