Could someone make the list do the [cctalk] thing in the subject line?

Kurt K kurtk7 at
Wed Nov 18 05:04:33 CST 2015

I think the most important thing is the system works. Duplicates are annoying but I'll take that over not getting my messages at all.  

> On Nov 18, 2015, at 4:11 AM, Johnny Billquist <bqt at> wrote:
>> On 2015-11-17 21:32, Fred Cisin wrote:
>>> On Tue, 17 Nov 2015, Al Kossow wrote:
>>> Yes, they were two separate lists at one point, then someone decided
>>> to start forwarding messages between the two, and other people started
>>> posting replies to the wrong list. All of the replies to the post
>>> about the collection being given away was from cctalk, but the actual
>>> message was posted on cctech. You can't effectively filter out the
>>> crap from the other list because the headers being sent through aren't
>>> always right. I lost the original collection msg because my filter
>>> thought it had been sent from cctalk and forwarded to cctech.
>>> There was a discussion about getting rid of one or the other list.
>>> I wish someone would just DO IT.
>> If I recall correctly (unrefreshed dynamic wetware RAM), it was not two
>> separate lists.  CCTECH was a subset of CCTALK.  CCTECH was to be
>> ON-topic ONLY, with CCTALK quite a bit looser, to be able to devolve
>> into determining location from ham radio callsigns, etc.  Everything
>> posted to CCTECH was echoed on CCTALK.  A participant needed only to
>> subscribe to one list, depending on how tolerant they wanted to be about
>> off-topic tangents.
>> Then there was a horrible crash.  It was neither Y2K, nor winter
>> solctice 2012, but the entire universe came to an end, and there was NO
>> list traffic at all!  Heroic efforts were made, and the list[s] were
>> brought back to life!
>> But nobody could manage to successfully replicate the previous
>> configuration, and all the king's horsemen and all the king's men could
>> not put it back together again.  Posts to CCTECH did get forwarded to
>> CCTALK, and posts to CCTALK that were deemed to be ON-topic did get
>> forwarded to CCTECH, and those foolish enough to be subscribed to both
>> lists did get two copies.  But, then the posts to CCTALK that were
>> deemed worthy to be copied by CCTECH also got automagically forwarded
>> back to CCTALK.  When people posted to both lists, or replied to a post
>> to both lists, or didn't pay attention to what they were doing, there
>> were duplicates, and duplicates of duplicates, and sometimes duplicates
>> of duplicates of duplicates.
>> The list management have strived valiantly to repair the system, and
>> have gotten pretty close, but it may never be quite as it was in the
>> good ol' days..
> Quite honestly, if you ask me, it didn't work in the good old days either.
>    Johnny

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