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Re: The book

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 14:10:45 -0500

On Jun 8, 2009, at 09:53, Les Mikesell wrote:

> Dave Lawrence wrote:
>
>> Does that mean I would have to subscribe ie receive mails from the
>> list? I can read the list with a newsreader via gmane
>> gmane.comp.version-control.subversion.book
>
> Most internet mail lists require a subscription with a verifiable
> address to help cut down on spam postings. But, it also helps build a
> community where people respond to questions as well as posting them.
>
>> I don't really want to have to get e-mails from the various
>> newsgroups I
>> write on going into my inbox especially ones I post to only
>> occasionally.
>
> Maybe you would reply more often if questions landed in your
> mailbox...

On the topic of the book mailing list, I agree with Dave. I don't
want to receive email from other people reporting problems in the
book, just because I want to report a problem in the book. I am not
an editor and I don't want to review other submissions. I just want
to report a problem and be done with it. I understand the need to
reduce spam. The use of an issue tracker seems logical to me, and
indeed they have one, but the instructions say to post to the mailing
list. I suppose they're adopting the same policy as Subversion
itself, requiring confirmation of a bug on the mailing list before an
issue can be filed. The couple times I've reported problems in the
book, I've subscribed, sent my report, waited a day or two for any
comments to be posted about it, and then unsubscribed again.

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