curious: why use own hosting rather than github?

J Rt jean.rblt at
Fri May 22 13:36:51 CEST 2020

> > Just a few days ago I had to register at this mailing list to respond
> > to an older thread. Does anyone how you accomplish that?
> > I searched a bit if I could get mailman to send me a thread again,
> > didn't find an option. Figured I can view-source the web-archive to
> > find the correct header so it becomes recognized as a response.
> > Tried to do this on the web-UI of my mail provider (which is a
> > throwaway account, I don't want to end up with my own domain in search
> > results for eternity), but my mail ended up as a new thread
> > nevertheless.
> > After this experience, I clearly can not see how mailman is easier to
> > use. This is a very basic feature, mailman is out for ages and still
> > no one meant to implement/document such a basic functionality.
> > There are a lot of other issues regarding mailing lists, which I don't
> > mean to discuss, as they've either being mentioned or discussed in
> > other places thoroughly over the past years.
> >
> > I don't say "go use GitHub", but I truly disgrace this elitist stance
> > of *mailing list or nothing*. I'm a "new contributor" and it took me
> > more than 30 Minutes just to ask when there is going to be an upcoming
> > release. I guess it boils down to what the goal of a project is and
> > who you want to collaborate with, but the more artificial entry
> > barriers you create, the more you'll end up with the exact opposite of
> > a diverse contributor crowd.
> I can't comment on how to respond to an old mailing list since I haven't
> tried that yet, but asking about a new project release should have been
> as simple as either entering your email on the website or sending an
> email to password-store+subscribe at (the +(un)subscribe part
> should work for most mailing lists) and then sending an email with the
> question to the password-store at ... email.

+1 on the initial critics and the fact that there is much more help
available for using github.

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