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Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 18:25:59 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: cross-posts (was: maximum password length)

Frank, Dhiru, all -

On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 07:39:24AM +0200, Frank Dittrich wrote:
> I'll CC john-users, because at least some parts of my mail are probably
> relevant on that list too.

Actually, let's continue that thread on john-users only.

In general, let's avoid having entire threads cross-posted to the two
lists.  Such cross-posts may occasionally be appropriate to move a
discussion from one list to the other (if the topic turned out to be
more appropriate for the other list).  Any such messages should
explicitly say which one of the two lists any replies should be sent to.

Most john-dev subscribers (including nearly all active ones) are also on
john-users, so cross-posting of announcements should generally be
avoided.  If you want to announce something to both groups, just
announce it on john-users.  As an exception, extra detail on source code
changes (that would be inappropriate on john-users) should be posted to
john-dev as a separate message (maybe resulting in its separate thread,
which is fine).

We have 120+ subscribers on john-dev, 1200+ on john-users, and only
under 40 of those who are on john-dev, but are not on john-users.  It's
their own weird choice. ;-)



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