What is 'administrivia'?

Bryan Quigley gquigs at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 18:19:35 GMT 2007


My guess is the "Remove" on a single line.
I can't say I have ever used Ekiga or Base.  However, if you say the cd
comes with OpenOffice.org it should come with OpenOffice.org (what they ship
with).
-Bryan

On Dec 30, 2007 10:22 AM, Evan <eapache at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> suggestions:
>
> Remove
> -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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