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Re: OT: Offlist vs Offtopic (was Re: Galactic Year: (was: Re: Reviving an old tradition))

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 12:28

Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...> writes:
> >>... > >> So I repeat myself: do not use the Yahoo interface. Use the email > >> interface or the interface. > > The brown interface doesn't work! It sends private messages to the > > list!
Oh, that is, of course, also sad. Programming interfaces does not seem to be easy. Nevertheless, independently of whether the misdirected post are due to a broken Yahoo interface, it holds that that interface is not officially supported for posting. There is no-one who has a password anymore for the Yahoo admin account so maintainance is impossible. And Yahoo is not really easy to talk to.
> But that's what it's for. If you want to send private messages, send > it directly to the people involved. > > But what Henrik is talking about is that the the Yahoo! interface is > purely meant for archival purposes (something I personally think should > be discontinued, but that's beside the point). People are not meant to > subscribe to the list through it.
Exactly. It is currently left in place because some people say they like it for reading the list. No problem with that, that's perfectly ok. But wrt. posting, it definitely does not interact well with Listserv at The latest problem I am aware of is that Listserv uses only one post counter for all posts stemming from Yahoo, instead of using an individual one for each poster. Dunno whether that problem is fixed by now. Anyway, let's get back to conlanging, this is just a sad story about broken technology. **Henrik -- Relay 13 is running: