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

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 05:01:22 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Gavin Hurlbut <gjhurlbu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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?
> Well, first off... a literal "*bump*" shows others:
> 1) that you are impatient
> 2) that you seem to be too lazy to write a sentence or two asking for
> a status update
> 3) that you may have forgotten that you are pushing this message to
> all subscribers

look the last thing I want is a flame war. I do know the list protocol
and you may or may not notice that i DO spend more time on here (and
mythbuntu forums) helping others than asking for help. I didn't quite
realise it had only been two days, i should have waited longer. The
list is quite busy and once mails fall below the "first page" of your
inbox or folder they tend to get forgotten (IME).

Anyway thanks to those that responded, I think I have it sussed now,
and I hope you got your caffeine levels correct Gavin :)

And thanks for all your efforts, both developers and documenters (yes
people who reply to these messages are an essential part of the
documentation process).

I hope I can regard myself as spanked and end the thread on a positive note!

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