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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-04 09:02:31

At 08:17 AM 4/4/2001, jk_at_[hidden] wrote:

>4 Apr 2001 15:42:57 +0400 Beman Dawes wrote:
>>* It required each posting to include one or more keywords (from a list
>>supplied by the moderators) on the subject line. If a posting wasn't in

>>the correct form, it would be politely bounced back to the submitter
>>with a list of the valid keywords.
>>* It allowed each list member to specify (via a nice web interface)
>>keywords they wished to receive.
>How is it differ from several independent maillists?

My assumption is that Boost members would find it irritating to subscribe
to a number of lists. But maybe that is wrong. There probably wouldn't be
all that many. Right now the only domain that possibly needs its own list
is Numerics, IMO. There is a lot of cross-pollenization that goes on right
now and we don't want to lose that by having lots of little lists.

There is also the issue that membership in the [main] list allows access to
files. We would have to deal with that too, but of course we can just say
everyone who wants access should subscribe to the main list, and then
select "web only" if they don't want to read the traffic.


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