+--- Carl Paukstis:
| - Do NOT make "listname-request" an alias for "listproc"! The
| messages people get back from this are almost always "error, you
| screwed up", and this either annoys or confuses people. Send
| listname-request either to an answering-machine script or to a
| human list-manager.
I am not familiar with LISTPROC, but it seems to me it should be easy
to make the "error, you screwed up" message nearly identical to the
"wrong address, here's how" automatic message.
In any case, at least 50% of the mail I receive at *-request is on a
form parseable by a computer ("(un)subscribe" in either Subject: or
first line of body), even if I state clearly most places that there's
a human at the other end. I think it is worthwhile to try to process
the request at either address.
There are currentlyso many possible addresses to use for requests:
listserv, listproc, majordomo, intermail, foo-request to name a few.
Only one of these naming conventions is software independent, so I
think we should try to make "foo-request" the norm.