On Fri, Dec 18, 1998 at 11:01:35AM -0600, Stephanie da Silva wrote:
> But my question to you
> is, what would you think of a third party forwarding administrative
> requests to you/your listserver via their web interface?
I don't think it should be done without the acquiescence of each
list-owner. If I wanted a web interface to facilitate subscriptions
to the mailing lists that I run, I'd have one. However, I do not,
and I think it's very intrusive for someone else to presume that I
do and set one up on my behalf.
This also creates a scalability and updating problem: when I transplant
a mailing list to a new location (something I'm just about to do with
one of mine) how do I get one or more web sites not under my direct
control to update their references to my mailing lists *exactly*
when I want them to? Or what happens if I change the MLM that
handles list sub/unsub operations?
In case it isn't obvious: I think this is a very bad idea for both
technical and netiquette reasons.