[Foundation-l] [announcement] new staff member in businessdevelopment

Anthony wikilegal at inbox.org
Sat May 19 15:13:48 UTC 2007

On 5/19/07, Anthony <wikilegal at inbox.org> wrote:
> On 5/19/07, Casey Brown <cbrown1023 at comcast.net> wrote:
> > Anthony:
> >
> > May I enquire as to why your e-mail address is wikilegal?
> >
> Yes, you may.
I originally created the email address in order to read the
wikilegal-l mailing list.  At the time I was using two separate email
accounts, one for reading the mailing lists, and another for posting
to the mailing lists.  This was a pain in the ass, but it was better
than the alternative of receiving lots of spam.  Then I found out
about the gmail feature which allows you to send mail from different
email addresses.  Problem solved, and now I could abandon my other
email account.  Except now a new problem was introduced: when a
message is crossposted to multiple mailing lists, one must be
subscribed under the same email address to all mailing lists or else
the post gets moderated.  So I had to sign up for all the mailing
lists under the same email address.  As it turns out I'm actually
signed up for some mailing lists under lots of email addresses, I'd
basically keep signing up every time the mail bounced.  The wikilegal
address seems to have propagated to all the mailing lists, or at least
most of them.  If there was an easy way to get an address unmoderated
on *all* the mailing lists at once, I'd have changed it by now, as a
small number of people have claimed to be confused by it.

So there's the story.  Wasn't that interesting to everyone?


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