Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
> David Neary wrote:
>> It's been suggested often in the past, and the same arguments get
>> trawled out. In the end, the roaming users win (that is, people
>> who (for example) post from work, where they're not subscribed,
>> or while on holiday with a throw-away hotmail account, etc). And
>> also non-list members who occasionally hear about the list and
>> post a question to see what the fuss is about before joining.
>>> There's also the issue of random people on the net who google for
> technical things and find ILUG's archives, and then post questions
>> ILUG is a surprisingly useful technical resource for a lot of people,
> and closing it off would, I suspect, kill it to an extent.
>> I have never heard of any meddling with the social structure of a
> thriving list (splitting it into pro/newbie lists, closing it,
> moderating it, etc.) which achieved what was intended, and frequently
> it kills the structure of the list completely.
what's technical about allowing people to read mails, but requiring they
subscribe before allowing posts?
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