This list is very very slow. Other Sourceforge lists I subscribe to are the
same. I think a slow list makes possible participants less interested, ie.
not interested at all.
Should/can a new list be created?
Well, all sourceforge lists I subscribe to are not only terribly slow in
rebroadcasting, but I see now from the archives they have no qualms with
just plain missing messages. This is a reply to one such message I did not
receive locally but can see on the archives page.
All non-sourceforge lists I subscribe to do not exhibit this behaviour.
I also suspect there is a difference in handling mail to regular list
subscribers and non-regular list subscribers such as owner/admin.
I would think my mail account is messed up, but this only happens on
sourceforge lists, 3 out of the 12 lists I subscribe to. I've also
experienced similarly annoying problems with other sourceforge features,
so I do not exactly believe the problem is on my end.
From: Ian Bicking <ianb@co...> - 2003-08-22 05:12:16
On Thu, 2003-08-21 at 11:47, io219@... wrote:
> Well, all sourceforge lists I subscribe to are not only terribly slow in
> rebroadcasting, but I see now from the archives they have no qualms with
> just plain missing messages. This is a reply to one such message I did not
> receive locally but can see on the archives page.
Right now all mail systems are wonky due to the latest virus, so it's
not always this bad. But I do agree that the list isn't great.
While SF has its problems (the 1 day delay on anon CVS being another)
it's also been pretty reliable in the long term -- any one system
administrator (and thus usually any one system) will work great for a
while, but the administrator's attention will wane maintenance will
slip. (Maybe in a weird institutional way that's what's happening with
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