[BluesList] Invitations to new blues list heading out in the next day

Leslie Keros lkeros885@gmail.com
Mon May 19 00:26:48 EDT 2014


Hi, Rich. No sign of the e-mail yet.

Sent from my iPhone

On May 15, 2014, at 10:24 AM, Rich Kulawiec <rsk@gsp.org> wrote:

> I've held off sending them while fighting an archive problem (see below),
> but the consensus is to run with it, accept the fact that the archives
> will be imperfect, and fix it on the fly.
> 
> The invitations request that you confirm your subscription via either
> (a) clicking on a web link or (b) answering the email.  I'd prefer that
> you use (b) if possible, but (a) will work.  (Why?  Because using (b)
> verifies that not only can I send email to you, you can send email back.
> Given all the anti-spam blocking in place on my side and your side,
> that's not a given.)
> 
> I've got the list in "hold-all-traffic" mode for the moment, so no
> point in sending anything to it just yet.
> 
> If you don't get an invite by, let's say, Saturday 5/17, let me know.
> It's possible (even likely) that I botched an edit.
> 
> Okay, you can stop reading here unless you care about the ugly
> details of the archiving. ;)
> 
> I've been dealing with perplexing/maddening date problems in the archive.
> To wit: the list has been run by various installations of various versions
> of various pieces of software throughout its history.  Plus all the people
> on it have used various versions of various mail clients.  More than 99%
> of the time none of this causes the slightest issue.  But when it does...
> it does.  And the result is that some messages show up with insane dates,
> like 2023 and 1956.
> 
> The good news: this is far less than 1% of all messages.
> 
> The bad news: fixing it is a non-trivial exercise.
> 
> My band-aid duct-tape fix: I'm going to slowly feed in as much of the
> existing archive as I can while working on fixing the rest.  I figure
> that "some archive" beats "no archive".  Just don't be surprised if
> one minute you're looking at the archive and the next minute the
> archive index disappears and then reappears 10 minutes later.  Expect
> wackiness until I finally get this all settled down, which isn't going
> to be soon.
> 
> ---rsk
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