subscription quiz

Matthias Benkmann matthias at
Mon Sep 23 14:18:41 PDT 2002

On Mon, 23 Sep 2002 17:07:31 -0400 (EDT) Bill Maltby LFS Related
<lfsbill at> wrote:

> I *love* it! But think of the follow-ons that are *implied*! See below
> On Mon, 23 Sep 2002, Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> > Here's another idea how to reduce redundancy on lfs-support:
> > 
> > 1. Remove all references to the direct subscribe/unsubscribe commands
> > from web site and book
> The mailer handle needs to modified to either /dev/null or bounce any
> poster who is not in the database of "certified qualified noob".
> Otherwise, the point/effectiveness of the test is?  :-)

Huh? You think that someone who can't answer these questions can find out
on his own how to post to the list of even communicate with listar to

> > 2. provide a web form for subscription that is tied to a quiz with
> > questions like this (that must all be answered correctly):
> As an adjunct to that, when questions are incorrectly answered, the of-
> fender would be automatically routed to a "pop-up ad" intensive site
> (not related to LFS) that offers a myriad of urls pointing to other
> sites/lists that contain many users of similar ilk.

Or just be referred to
> Now the *burning* question of the day: is the man *serious* or
> displaying a seldom seen sense of humor?

Both at the same time. It'll keep some people off the lists that really
don't belong there and will provide fun for the rest. The welcome message
on subscription will contain the normal listar commands so that regulars
can un/resubscribe just as usual.


Black holes are where God divided by zero.

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