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[ale] ale list now linked with google groups ale list



I see your point. But if you post to an open mailing list you cannot
complain when the message is available on the general web. Gmane has
been archive the list for years now --
http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.org.user-groups.ale . And Google indexes
the archive at ale.org; so Google already knows about the list.

I'm like you. I won't go out of my way to use the Google group if the
list goes down. I only visited it a couple of times to check on the
status of list last week. But I also understand that these are not
secret messages that are privy to the list's eyes only. Hell, do a
Google search for "james sumners" and you will get ALE mailing list
messages in the results. I just did it, and the tenth link is an ALE
message.

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 4:18 PM, James Taylor
<James.Taylor at eastcobbgroup.com> wrote:
> It's only a backchannel  if it's something I would use.  If the list is down I can wait until it's back up again.  The list is useful, but not essential to my life.
>  I don't have a problem checking the web site for a status if the list is down.
>  I do have problem with my list messages being propagated to an entirely different communication medium.
>  If I subscribe to a listserver I expect the messages I generate to be directed at that audience unless specifically defined by the list policies, in which case I can decide at that time whether I want to subscribe.
>
> -jt




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James Sumners
http://james.roomfullofmirrors.com/

"All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts
pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it
is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become
drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted."

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