Anyone on this list in WA

Trent Lloyd trent.lloyd at
Wed Aug 12 06:45:55 UTC 2020


I am subscribed to both the AU and WA lists and did see a couple of your
previous e-mails - I had intended to reply to a couple of the more recent
ones although I forgot about them at the time and they since got long
buried into my very much not-zero inbox. Since the thread popped up again
and I have time this moment I am replying to let you know :)

Looking at the long e-mail delivery delay you mentioned the reply hit the
Canonical server back in July before being held for that roughly month
period and then sent on from the same server. Most likely that server is
the mailman mailing list server and the post was held for moderation for
some reason (such as being sent from a different email address than the one
which they are subscribed from). Likely someone with moderator access got
around to cleaning up the backlog and approved it some long time later.

>From the list archives <> you
can see that in practice both lists are pretty much un-used these days and
hark back to the early era of Ubuntu (ahh, memories of 2004-2006+, when I
was a very early Ubuntu user thanks to and some UCC members!)
where mailing lists were more popular - the ubuntu-au list did get some
usage in the sortof 2014 and earlier era but much less content in the last
few years.

You do seem to have the distinction of being the only poster for the 2
archived messages <> to
ubuntu-au-wa though :) Seems it has otherwise never been used, I only
subscribed to it because I was hunting through the list of lists to
subscribe to back when I joined Canonical in 2016 (after your first post,
before your second one) - and I'm only subscribed from my work e-mail and
not my personal one (I guess echoing the sentiment about mailing list
deprecation these days :). It seems to be the only state-based list
<> so it's existence is somewhat of a historical
curiosity :)

Generally speaking I think the avenues for communication these days are
much less location-based and there is a list here - I would say the most popular ones would be,, and
maybe IRC :)

Trent @lathiat Lloyd
Perth, Australia

(These days working at Canonical since 2016 - but a very long time
community member since 2004).

On Wed, 12 Aug 2020 at 06:02, Bret Busby <bret.busby at> wrote:

> On 19/07/2020, Keith bainbridge <keithrbau at> wrote:
> > On 18/7/20 9:37 am, Bret Busby wrote:
> >> Hello.
> >>
> >> As a list also exists for WA, but that list appears to be inactive, I
> >> am curious as to whether anyone in addition to me, on this list, is in
> >> WA.
> >>
> >
> > I'm in Victoria if that helps.
> >
> > --
> >
> > Keith Bainbridge
> >
> > keithrbau at
> >
> > 0447 667468
> >
> No - it was a contextual question - The WA list has had only one one
> two posts, both from me, I believe, and it may be that I am the only
> one apart from its List Administrator, subscribed to that list, so I
> asked whether anyone else on this list, is in WA.
> One thing that I find curious about your message, is the number of
> weeks it took to get from gmail to being distributed by the mailing
> list;
> "
> Original message
> Message ID      <638a1ffd-c10d-d361-6161-7757f29b511e at>
> Created on:     19 July 2020 at 07:13 (Delivered after 1996353 seconds)
> From:   Keith bainbridge <keithrbau at>
> To:     ubuntu-au at
> Subject:        Re: Anyone on this list in WA
> "
> and
> "
> Received: from localhost ([]
> by with esmtp (Exim 4.86_2) (envelope-from
> <ubuntu-au-bounces at>) id 1k5Qqd-0005sp-FT; Tue, 11 Aug
> 2020 09:45:35 +0000
> Received: from ([]) by
> with esmtps
> (TLS1.2:ECDHE_RSA_AES_128_GCM_SHA256:128) (Exim 4.86_2) (envelope-from
> <keithrbau at>) id 1jx3Vv-0001xn-2R for
> ubuntu-au at; Sun, 19 Jul 2020 07:13:35 +0000
> Received: by with SMTP id t6so7235152plo.3
> for <ubuntu-au at>; Sun, 19 Jul 2020 00:13:34 -0700
> (PDT)
> "
> I haven't seen email being transmitted so slowly, for several years
> now, when iinet took two or three weeks for email to be transmitted
> from the Perth CBD to the outer suburbs of Perth - I could have walked
> that distance in a day, faster than iinet's email transmission at that
> time. We switched from iinet, after the problems with their email, and
> have not regretted it.
> --
> Bret Busby
> Armadale
> West Australia
> ..............
> --
> ubuntu-au mailing list
> ubuntu-au at
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