[Biopython-dev] Spam on this the mailing lists (Was:
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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