Kaja P. Christiansen
Wed, 30 Oct 2002 12:05:57 +0100
Nelson H. F. Beebe writes:
> >> Shall I give firstname.lastname@example.org as the contact address?
> I don't think that is a good idea; otherwise, the tex-live list,
> currently for developers, will reduce to a forum for newbies asking
> how to mount a CD, or asking what is TeX good for?
> I don't know if there is a better solution, however, except possibly a
> separate maildrop at tug.org that would be vetted by a human staffer.
The contact address for newbies at tug.org is email@example.com
(lately also firstname.lastname@example.org). They are advertised on the home page.
Both are active and responsive. I agree that giving the tex-live
as yet another contact address, as suggested by Art, is not a good idea.
> With GNU mailman, one can have subscription requests held for
> moderator approval; perhaps that is the way to go.
It's not always obvious whether a subscription request comes from
a newbie or not (unless one asks explicitly, which I'd like to avoid).