Subject: Re: rename list?
To: None <>
From: Diana Eichert <>
List: tech-install
Date: 12/31/2001 10:03:22
On 31 Dec 2001, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> Frederick Bruckman <> writes:
> > On 31 Dec 2001, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > 
> > > I'd like to propose we rename tech-install "tech-sysinst" (for system
> > > install) so that people won't send their installation problem
> > > questions here. If that name offends, there must be a lot of others
> > > that are possible.
> > 
> > Proliferating mailing lists hasn't really helped so far.
> I didn't propose a new list. I proposed a renaming.
> > People still post help requests to netbsd-users,
> Well, "netbsd-users" doesn't have a name that particularly discourages
> that. In fact, I'm not entirely sure what "netbsd-users" is for per
> se, so I'm not really sure that help requests are actually off charter
> there. I do know, however, that tech-install is for discussing
> improvements to our installation technology and not to help people
> with install problems.

I doubt renaming it to "tech-sysinst" (for system install) is going to
help out.  People will still think, "I'm installing NetBSD on a system,
having problems, therefore I should post to \"tech-sysinst\" for

I can see it already.

> > How about expanding the one line Mailing List's
> > description's for the existing lists, instead of adding another?
> I didn't propose adding a list. I proposed a renaming.

my US$.02 worth

diana eichert