> > Can anybody provide pointers as to how to enforce
> > a no-announce policy for the list --- specifically,
> > how to prevent any/all of the various lists of mailing
> > lists on the internet from listing it?
> In light of the First Ammendment, I'd have to answer "no". You can
> try _asking_ the lists to delete your mailing list but you can't
> enforce your request.
This is something that sort of bugs me, people who think the Internet
is this free information exchange with no consideration of issues like
One thing the PAML gets criticized for is not listing every single
list in existence. Putting the naivete of this thought aside, IMO,
the wishes of the list owner have always been paramount. I've always
honored requests to remove any list. It bothers me when I've run
across a listing of my lists or the PAML and asked people to modify
or remove them and gotten a hard time in return or had the request
flat out refused or ignored. I do consider my mailing lists to be
my personal intellectual property.
Freedom of speech/information is irrelevent here; what happened to plain
old common courtesy?