let's just have one mailing list

Paul A Vixie paul at vix.com
Sat Mar 29 23:14:17 UTC 1997

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Subject: let's just have one mailing list
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997 15:14:17 -0800
From: Paul A Vixie <vixie at wisdom.home.vix.com>

why on earth do we have a nanog list that's separate from spam-list
that's separate from spam-list?  clearly all discussions on any topic
belong on all three lists -- otherwise why would we consistently see:

        cc: spam-list at psc.edu, nanog at merit.edu, spam at zorch.sf-bay.org

i'm receiving multiple copies of this stuff since i'm on all three lists.
can't we just coalesce all three lists, and the other 20,000 mailing lists
on the internet, onto one?  we could call it net.general at ihnp4.uucp and
just put everybody on the internet onto it.  then noone would ever miss
out on an interesting discussion that takes place on a list that they are
not on.

not being on a mailing list is clearly an error, and if someone happens to
prefer not being on a list since they don't want to hear about the topic of
that list, they are clearly confused since lists don't have topics, right?

i'm especially worried about the fact that there is a NAIPR list for ARIN
discussions and that not all NANOG messages are -- yet -- automatically CC'd
to it.  can the postmaster at merit.edu please automatically CC all NANOG
messages to all known mailing lists to correct this obvious problem?


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