What is 'administrivia'?

Evan eapache at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 15:22:02 UTC 2007

There's nothing like that in it. In fact, here's what I sent out:

I'm sure there have been long discussions on these before, but here are my

-ekiga (very few people use voip, and most of those that do use skype. leave
it in the repos if you must, but it makes no sense to have it on the cd)
-openoffice.org-base (the average desktop user rarely uses spreadsheets, let
alone a full-fledged db. again, leave it in the repos but not the cd)

Removing these two saves at least 7.5MB (more if I missed some
no-longer-needed dependencies). Using this space we could include something
like GnuCash instead that a lot more of the average Joes would find useful.

Anyways, just my two cents.

On Dec 30, 2007 10:12 AM, Neal McBurnett <neal at bcn.boulder.co.us> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 30, 2007 at 09:42:35AM -0500, Evan wrote:
> > I just sent an email to this list, and a few seconds later found out it
> had
> > been put on hold pending review because: "Message may contain
> administrivia"
> >
> > What???
> Often people who don't understand mailing lists send requests like
> "subscribe" or "help" to the entire list, rather than to the
> administrative address assocaited with the list.  So the software
> tries to filter that "administrivia" out so it doesn't spam the other
> subscribers.
> My guess would be to look for command-words like that, rephrase them
> and try again.
> Neal McBurnett                 http://mcburnett.org/neal/
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