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Re: [admin] Mail List Policy, Usage, Etiquette, etc. & Top-posting

From: イアンフェッティ <ifette@google.com>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 11:44:39 -0700
Message-ID: <CAF4kx8ft0sv5N70zwLP2iZuo96abdUC0Q4z8C05EVO-4jkHzzg@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Cc: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>, www-archive@w3.org
On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 11:35 AM, James Graham <jgraham@opera.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 29 May 2012, Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) wrote:
>  On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 10:53 AM, James Graham <jgraham@opera.com> wrote:
>> You do realize that you're using a mail client that hasn't been updated
>> in 4 years, is unmaintained, and never saw wide-spread deployment?
> I'm using a mail client that works exceptionally well for my use case,
> with the exception of a few problems caused by a small number of senders.
> Of these, many of the issues (e.g. top posting) are independent of the
> client.
>  I realize that all software is "niche" at some point
> Technical mailing lists are niche at best and I am sure I am not the only
> alpine user (I believe Hixie also uses it, for example). I am certainly not
> the only user of mail clients other than your approved four.
> I also note that the archive software doesn't make your approved list and
> indeed suffers from exactly the problem I describe [1].
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/**Public/www-archive/2012May/**0047.html<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2012May/0047.html>

W3.org doesn't even seem to be running an up-to-date version of hypermail.
They're running 2.2, the current stable release is 2.3, which was released
in 2009. This also appears unmaintained as best i can tell though, the
development list shows no activity since 2010. Again, color me
unsympathetic. http://www.hypermail-project.org/archive/
Received on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 18:45:10 UTC

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