Kae Verens wrote:
> Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
>>> 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?
Because in practice very few people do it, thus essentially
closing it off as an avenue.
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