[mythtv-users] Mailing list protocol [was: Mytharchive mysteries]

Christopher Kerr mythtv at theseekerr.com
Mon Dec 13 01:16:48 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 11:50 AM, Gavin Hurlbut <gjhurlbu at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 4:43 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
>> yeah sorry, but actually it did get me a reply...
>> so mission accomplished.
> The ends don't justify the means, etc.  :)  You know, you posted the
> original email *2* days ago.  You know, people do have weekends, and a
> little patience does go a long way.
> I guess I'm just being irritable today...  I need more coffee.

So what IS the correct protocol if you post a message to the list and
it just falls off the face of the earth? It's happened to me before
and I'm sure plenty of other users have experienced the same. In a
modern threaded email client, a *bump* works just fine, but I guess
one shouldn't make such assumptions - is it better to just post the
question again if you haven't recieved a response after, say, 5 days?

[Also, is there a discussion somewhere about why a mailing list is
better than a forum? Using Gmail basically turns this list into a
forum, and I like that, but it seems like trying to drive a screw by
using a fancier hammer]

As for the "*2* days" thing, the only time I have to fiddle with
MythTV is on the weekend. If I hit a brick wall and need help, and I'm
still waiting for help come 1AM on Monday morning, my TV will be out
of action for the next week. That's going to be unpopular, to say the

Just saying, sometimes you're in a hurry. (Not sure MythArchive falls
into that category, though)

- Chris

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