Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 06:01:27 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Administrivia - quality of postings, list digest, online archives In a message to the "quite fast MD5 hashing implementation" thread, Joe Stoner wrote: > Hi Guys > > Can I get a weekly/monthly digest or online view instead of every > message? Unfortunately, I couldn't approve that message because it was posted with the wrong Subject (not reflecting the above question) and quoting an entire message from the aforementioned thread (overquoting). We have definitely annoyed some list members with that discussion, which did not pertain to JtR directly and which, in part, amounted to repeated "here's why this works" - "I still don't understand". While I think that occasional brief discussions on matters closely related to JtR, even if not directly related, are acceptable and even desirable in here, we must ensure that messages posted to those threads are "high quality" (e.g., any explanations are complete and clear, any questions are complete and non-ambiguous) and not too numerous (the quality should help here). To address Joe's specific questions: Although the software that "powers" this mailing list (ezmlm-idx) has the "list digest" capability, this is not currently enabled and I would rather not enable it just yet - until/unless list traffic and number of subscribers both grow much further. I do not expect that a lot of people would use this feature, and I'm sure that many would be confused by it (e.g., by being able to subscribe to the list and/or the digest separately, and by having to unsubscribe from them separately as well). There are indeed several online (web-based) archives of this mailing list. They are available here: http://www.openwall.com/lists/john-users/ http://openwall.info/wiki/john/mailing-list-excerpts http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.openwall.john.user http://marc.info/?l=john-users http://archive.netbsd.se/?ml=openwall-john-users Alexander -- To unsubscribe, e-mail john-users-unsubscribe@...ts.openwall.com and reply to the automated confirmation request that will be sent to you.
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