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Date:      Thu, 9 Aug 2007 12:55:49 -0400
From:      Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>
To:        Bill Moran <wmoran@potentialtech.com>
Cc:        Jean-Pierre Trophardy <xend.x.tph@dfgh.net>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Sending test messages (was Re: don't read it)
Message-ID:  <20070809165549.GA80385@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
In-Reply-To: <20070809105944.f35ef8fa.wmoran@potentialtech.com>
References:  <20070809134752.GA1646@assurancetourix.theGauls.fr> <20070809143341.U10947@duane.dbq.yournetplus.com> <20070809145011.GA2312@assurancetourix.theGauls.fr> <20070809105944.f35ef8fa.wmoran@potentialtech.com>

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On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 10:59:44AM -0400, Bill Moran wrote:

> In response to Jean-Pierre Trophardy <xend.x.tph@dfgh.net>:
> 
> > Duane Hill <d.hill@yournetplus.com> wrote:
> > > 
> > > freebsd-test@freebsd.org works fine for sending test messages. Subscribe 
> > > to it and use it for test message sending.
> > >
> >  
> > As you guest it was just for test message sending to THIS ONE.
> > 
> > Sorry for the inconvenience.
> 
> The reason for the complaint (and the reason the freebsd-test list exists)
> is that you just "inconvenienced" thousands of people who subscribe to
> this list.

The thing I find interesting is that when someone sends one of those
so-called test messages, we get 19 people posting messages telling them
how much they are inconveniencing so many people with the test message
and rarely a single message telling the other posters how much their
complaints about the test messages unconvenience people.

> 
> As usual, this resulted in a discussion that is further inconveniencing
> people ...

  ^^^^^^  Single exception...

////jerry 


> 
> The point behind that freebsd-test list is that it is configured in exactly
> the same manner as other FreeBSD mailing lists.  If you can subscribe and
> post to freebsd-test, then you will be able to use the exact same procedure
> to subscribe and post to any other FreeBSD mailing list.  So there is no
> reason to ever send test messages to anything other than freebsd-test.
> 
> I'm not saying this to berate you, Jean-Pierre.  My purpose is to clarify
> this for anyone who may be reading, or may in the future read the mail
> archives for this list.  Understanding the system allows people to use it
> effectively.
> 
> -- 
> Bill Moran
> http://www.potentialtech.com
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