Roger B.A. Klorese writes:
> Robb Shecter writes:
> > I was trying to do it
> > as: listname-L.
> -L is a BITNET standard, a hokey way to make an "obvious" distinction
> between "real" addresses and lists.
> These conventions are as dead as the batch, computer-friendly, user-hostile
> technologies that spawned them. Call your lists what you want to.
We named Brock Meeks' CyberWire Dispatch list cwd-l. Made sense
at the time, but I wish we hadn't. I do think it's a standard,
one standard, but many of our subscribers don't get it. People
try subscribing to cwd-1 (one), cwd-I (capitol I), and cwd -l (I
don't know if they think it's some kind of command line switch or
if they're just clueless). Bad screen fonts make this a nightmare.
We've alleviated some of the confusion by referring to the list as
CWD-L (and CWD-L-REQUEST), so it is possible to use the convention
if you want to as long as all the file names are lower case.
But I'd really suggest dropping the -L and using something simpler.
Eric S. Theise <email@example.com>
Liberty Hill Cyberwerks, P.O. Box 460177, San Francisco, CA 94146