I just got a very interesting question back from a new list owner here. I'd
sent them the standard doc/list-owner-info template, with their specific list
name and list password filled in.
You know, it goes like this:
Majordomo address: # Majordomo@FooBar.COM
Majordomo-Owner address:# Majordomo-Owner@FooBar.COM
List Name: # ListName
List posting address: # ListName@FooBar.COM
List request address: # ListName-Request@FooBar.COM
List password: # whatever
Here's what this confused new list owner said in reply, for your amusement:
By the way, a question just for curiosity sake: Why do you
put the "#" character in all the addresses and list names in
the first communication, when you're not supposed to use it?
I put it in your address, majordomo address, our name, and
our password, because I assumed that documentation would be
precise, down to the spaces, with no extraneous characters.
So all my messages were bounced back, of course.
U. of Chicago Academic Computing Services