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John Hinsley jhinsley at
Thu Jan 17 14:08:07 UTC 2002

Jecel Assumpcao Jr <jecel at> wrote:


> > 
> > Right, if the two lists could be linked then people would have a choice
> > and it would still be just one group. The problem with Yahoo is that we
> > have little control over it and I don't think that Gordon could do a
> > bidirectional link entirely on his side. There would have to be some
> > amount of custom header mangling to both break mail loops and bypass
> > the "only members can post" restrictions. It is a lot harder than I
> > first thought.


Thanks for the history of the list, Jecel.

Seems that I've been far too hard on Gordon et al. Apologies.

I wonder if there is a manual work-around for this?

Seems to me that if both lists could provide a digest, then it would be
relatively easy to post the digest of one group to the other (and vice

While this could never have the immediacy of a pair of bi-directional
lists, it would seem to offer a way of keeping the community together
(pending the invention of a super-script).

Hell, I'd volunteer to do it but I'm up to my eyeballs in (unpaid for)
Squeak stuff. I'll offer to do it on a "relief for main forwarder"
basis, though.

What do people think?



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