Running a listserv is a completely thankless job.
You're just witnessing how giovanni_re/john fastmail/john/john regan works. I
he's a bad person. He's not assaulting anyone. He is genuinely excited about
and Linux and communities and free software. His usual mode is he joins a free culture/
community/open source software community mailing list, and then every few months or so
starts cross posting interesting links or forwarding emails from one list to the other,
no editing, just WHAM here read email from this other place, not realizing that if
wants to read email from the other mailing list, they would just JOIN that mailing list,
no need to forward it. He's been doing this for over 10 years. He'll be doing
long after sudoroom is gone.
You usually don't notice what's happening because he's on a LOT of mailing
lists, and annoying
each of the mailing lists is a lot of work, so he doesn't get around to forwarding
to your mailing list until about a month in the cycle.
Sometimes he gets super excited about something ( RADIO! ) and starts concentrating on
your particular community, and boom you get the 10 emails in 1 hour problem you just saw.
Unknown how to properly deal with him. People don't join his list BerkeleyTIP so he
the need to branch out. Personally, I think it would help if he fixed the links on his
that are broken and updated and are over 4 years old now. That would be a great start.
John, you have a perfectly good wiki over on BerkeleyTIP. You could update it with
radio announcements. You've been trying to get inspire Noisebridge and Sudoroom to
some spectrum of their own. Getting your website in order would be a good start.
Get your own ILoveBeer.ca email, <yourname>(a)ilovebeer.caeer.ca!