Daemon News Ezine BSD News BSD Mall BSD Support Forum BSD Advocacy BSD Updates

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Removing the freebsd-config list

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 02:04:37PM +0100, Paul Robinson wrote:
> Quoting Kris Kennaway <kris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> > This mailing list gets nothing but misfiled support emails that should
> > go to questions@ (presumably the belief is that "freebsd-config" is
> > the mailing list for "help with configuring FreeBSD")...I think it
> > should just be removed.
> 1. Does having it cause any damage?

Yes, because people are mistakenly asking support questions that are
going unanswered.

> What is the gain in it's removal?

They'll hopefully keep looking at the list of mailing lists and figure
out that questions@ is where they should send it.

> 2. Perhaps it could be re-jigged into a mailing list to discuss the possibility
> of developing configuration management tools. I know there are a couple of guys
> here in the UK that are interested in looking at that in the next few months.
> We could keep this as our "home" if nobody else wants it. The name even fits.
> :-)

That's what the list is ostensibly for, but the users are seeing
"freebsd-config" and thinking something different.  If there's still
interest in the subject, the mailing list should at least be renamed
to something more obviously not about technical support :)


Attachment: pgpjSDM5sZgh1.pgp
Description: PGP signature