[racket] Can I post answers to questions on users at racket-lang.org?

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Mon Jun 18 13:23:12 EDT 2012

Eli Barzilay wrote at 06/18/2012 12:36 PM:
> If you want a more forum-like interface, you can use
> the gmane mirror.  There are some other alternatives that are listed
> on the community page: http://racket-lang.org/community.html

I suspect that this wealth of Web sites and alternatives is the source 
of confusion. :)

BTW, if someone wants to post on the Racket list sometimes, but for some 
reason doesn't want to be getting list email traffic, a few things to 

* You should be subscribed to the email list if you want to post.

* Being subscribed doesn't mean that you have to actually receive email 
from the list, since you can go to "http://lists.racket-lang.org/users" 
and turn off email delivery but still be subscribed.

* Regardless of how you normally read the Racket email list, when you 
want to respond to a discussion thread on the email list, you might find 
it convenient to be able to go to an email folder (whether it's a 
program you run, or a Web email site).  So receiving the email list as 
email *somewhere*, even if it's a special email folder you don't 
normally look at, or a separate email account, can be helpful.

(I actually have two email accounts subscribed to the Racket lists: (1) 
my main email account, with list delivery disabled, which I use to post 
to the list, and (2) my lists email account, which actually gets 
delivery of list email.  This two-account setup keeps incoming list 
email from interrupting me when I'm on the clock for client work, and 
when I am receiving email on my smartphone.  If I had smarter email 
hosting, which could sort email on the server, I'd only need one 
account.  But this is one of the things you set up once, and it just 
keeps working fine forever.)

Neil V.

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