[Biopython-dev] Spam on this the mailing lists (Was: Biopython-1.30.win32-py2.3 executable)

Peter biopython-dev at maubp.freeserve.co.uk
Mon Nov 29 07:13:45 EST 2004

Michael Maibaum wrote:
> James Casbon wrote:
>> Pretty much everyting I've posted to this list gets ignored.
> Yep, same here - I posted code for parsing a file format but got no  
> feedback - not even a "no thanks, you suck".
> partly the complete bias on this list to spam over useful content is  
> part of it... Why isn't this list subscriber only. I can (just about)  
> understand the users list being open, but the people posting to dev are  
> motivated enough to subscribe. Also, the users list is swamped with  
> spam to the point I question it's usefulness.

I was also shocked by the amount of spam on the list, and looking back 
at the archives its been like this a while.  It can't be very helpful 
for BioPython's development.

I would second the call to make this list subscriber only.

[Note I am "just" a biopython user, not a developer]


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