RE: The yahoo echo of this Unicode list.

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Tue May 21 2002 - 10:58:57 EDT

William Overington wrote:
> As it happens I often read the Unicode list from the web at
> the publicly
> accessible yahoo groups web site that is mentioned on the
> Unicode website
> under mail lists. Recently I saw an item there, about
> surrogates, to which
> I chose to reply, yet found that the original posting had not
> appeared in my
> email feed from the Unicode site. Having recently seen the item about
> Fraktur Ligatures in the listing on the web site, I have
> decided that I
> would like to reply to that posting, yet find that that too
> has not appeared
> in my email feed from the Unicode site. So, although I have wondered
> whether it is my email feed, I am now wondering whether some
> people have
> actually joined the web based yahoo group and posted to it,
> without their
> post ever going through the Unicode site, with the effect
> that their posting
> is only being seen by those people who read the Unicode list
> on the web.
> The relevant posts are numbers 12518 and 12555 in the yahoo
> groups list.
> Is it the case that there are some people who are posting to
> the yahoo echo
> of the Unicode list and maybe wondering why they get no
> response, when the
> truth is that perhaps none of the main participants of the
> Unicode list ever
> look at the yahoo echo?
> Here is the chance for a recruitment drive to the Unicode
> list! People who
> are reading this list on the web might like to know that if
> one goes to
> one can find out how to join the mail
> list so that
> one can then post directly to and have
> the post emailed
> to everybody on the list. As the yahoo echo suppresses part of email
> addresses, the address is what one gets from human processing
> the following
> into an email address format.
> unicode at unicode dot org
> However, it is no use posting there unless one has registered
> as posts from
> non-registered sources are not emailed out on the list.
> However, joining is
> free, one sends a request to a specified email address, which
> is a different
> email address to the one used to send a posting out to the list.
> Hopefully the Unicode list manager might like to look into
> this matter and
> comment please. An item that would be helpful to be
> published is details as
> to how someone can register and never receive email postings
> yet can still
> post to the Unicode list: this would be very useful for
> someone who likes to
> read the Unicode list from the yahoo groups website and have
> the facility to
> post whenever he or she chooses, yet would have a problem if
> lots of emails
> were to start to arrive at his or her email address.
> William Overington
> 21 May 2002

One line resume for busy people:

"A guy posted on <> rather than on
<>, so no one saw his message."

_ Marco

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