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SubjectRe: [PATCH] get_maintainer.pl: Add support for moderated lists
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On Wed, 2012-02-29 at 16:02 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:06:45 +0100
> Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at> wrote:
>
> > Am 29.02.2012 20:58, schrieb Joe Perches:
> > > <shrug> From my perspective, it's correct and simple.
> > >
> > > Moderated lists just means your email may get delayed
> > > and you may get a "delayed due to moderation" email.
> >
> > Most moderated lists are "moderated" by nobody and the patch
> > goes to /dev/null.
>
> That's a big problem - we don't want people to send their fixes and bug
> reports into black holes.
>
> So yes, I think that teaching get_maintainer to emit black hole
> warnings is a good idea.
>
> Problem is, I don't think the string "moderated" explains the situation
> very well for the uninitiated :(

It's also false. Most moderated lists in MAINTAINERS
(and I've probably send patches to most of them) are
in fact moderated.

My patches generally show up in their list archives.



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