[balug-admin] [Balug-admin] Ugh! ... the announce list is NOT FOR JOB POSTINGS!!!

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Wed Jun 14 01:36:12 PDT 2006

Quoting Xavier (balug-talk@xav.to):

> I probably should have not have let those build up in the first place.
> I was fuzzy on the policy regarding how to handle them and hoped one of 
> the other admins would lend a hand.

Yeah, good point.  I figure it'd be a good idea to get consensus on 
policy, soonish, if only so we're more-or-less consistent and not

> I am curious about who greenlighted them.
> I'm also somewhat disoriented by the flood of response to it. :-)

People do get funny about that.  Far be it from me to be critical.  
(My own flurry of activity reflected my trying to catch up on where we
are, and try to do some good without stepping on anyone's toes.)

Larry tells me that people who _probably_ have the listadmin password are:

Larry Platzek
Michael Paoli
Ann E. Worley
Dick Verna
Rick Moen

(I don't yet have addresses for Ann or Dick, but will probably look

> I was the one who implemented the password change after a small 
> consensus and passed it on to Larry/Dick.

Appreciated.  Larry (about a month back, or so) passed it on to me (and
possibly some others).  I've passed it on to nobody.

> It might be a good idea to start a CC list of admins, mods, etc. to keep 
> BALUG maintainers up to speed with each other and generally make things 
> less uncoordinated.

One possibility:  Mailman automatically handles a -owner address for
each valid mailing list, reaching all addresses in the nagmail roster
for that list.  At present, it appears 
[any of our three]-owner@lists.balug.org reaches you, Larry Pletzek, and

> I'm wary about starting actual admin topics on a public forum.

So far, we haven't discussed anything needing privacy, however.

>> 2.  Whom does e-mail to the "balugadmin@balug.org" and 
>> "balugadmin-talk@xav.to" addresses reach?
> I'm not sure about the first one, the second one is me. I assume the 
> first redirects to several other people, but I haven't seen the control 
> for that, and I've apparently been mistaken about how many active 
> admin/mods feed off of balugadmin@balug.org...

This is one reason I think it's a bad idea to include "role" e-mail
addresses in the nagmail roster:  It obscures who's include and how many

In any event, Larry wrote me privately to say that
"balugadmin@balug.org" reaches him, and not Michael Hubbard as I'd

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