valid classiccmp email addresss?
jwest at classiccmp.org
Wed Nov 9 21:33:39 CST 2005
> I just noticed that Al (and occasionally a few others) send email to
> 'classiccmp at classiccmp.org' rather than the usual cctalk / cctech
It's the original list address, before the cctalk/cctech views of the same
list were implemented. It's still there as a valid entry to the list.
> Is that a valid address? It's obviously working, I just don't filter on it
> in my mail client and was wondering whether I should be or not! :-)
> (IIRC that was the list address prior to the cctalk/cctech split a while
> back, but I assume Jay might be ditching it one day if so)
Well, actually, perhaps just the opposite. It is possible that the
cctech/cctalk views of the list will be rejoined back in to classiccmp. I've
been thinking seriously about that for some time. First, bear in mind, they
are the same list. Any post that is on-topic to EITHER list, is
automatically copied to the other. So, you don't miss anything on-topic on
either list from the other. They actually function as one combined list.
However, any off-topic posts to cctalk are scubbed (manually) before
At this time there are about 5 or 6 wonderful listmembers who do this every
day, the cctech people owe them a lot of sincere thanks. It's time consuming
and quite frankly a pain. It's a pain for them, and it's a pain for me too
with regards to list configuration & setup. The pain has grown as the list
has grown too.
I would have to be slightly more strict in moderation of a combined list
(with regards to off-topicness) than the cctalk people would want, and
perhaps slightly less strict in moderation than the cctech people would
want. Perhaps there would be a happy medium.
I'm not ready to say this change is imminent, but, since Jules made the
classiccmp at classiccmp.org observation, I thought I'd bring it up that I've
been giving it serious thought.
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