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

Ajinkya Joshi ajoshi at cse.unsw.edu.au
Mon Nov 29 07:24:10 EST 2004

On Mon, 29 Nov 2004, Peter wrote:

> 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.
And a third

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