I almost agree with you... Except here is the problem...
The IPoverIB(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org mailing list has 17 request(s) waiting for your
I'll go ahead and remove the 17 messages trying to sell sex, toner
cartridges, stuff in char sets I don't even know what they are...
No I don't want random people sending stuff to a low volume list ( a
couple messages a week is normal ) so I think asking people to subscribe
is a low overhead task... You don't even have to receive the mail
It is also not in the communities interest to slog through 100's of
spams to find a usefull nugget of truth either.
From: owner-ietf(_at_)IETF(_dot_)ORG [mailto:owner-ietf(_at_)IETF(_dot_)ORG] On
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 6:41 AM
To: Eliot Lear
Cc: D. J. Bernstein; ietf(_at_)IETF(_dot_)ORG
Subject: Re: namedroppers mismanagement, continued
Join the list already. How hard is that for a so-called mail guru?
there are valid reasons to post to a list when you're not subscribed, or
from a different address from the one you use for your subscription.
and it's not in the community's interest to ignore useful input.