Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Mail Archive

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The Mail Archive was proposed for deletion. This page is an archive of the discussion about the proposed deletion. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made on the article's talk page rather than here so that this page is preserved as an historic record. The result of the debate was keep

The Mail Archive[edit]

Possible spam. Delete. P Ingerson 16:03, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)

  • keep I looked at the website, a lot of notable mailing lists are archived there. What looks like all of Debian, all of Cygwin, Book Crossing, cypherpunks, php, perl, python, you name it. Users only have to subscribe the archive to their favorite list as a passive user, which is pretty neat viral propagation. RSS and RDF feeds. Why didn't I think of this? --[[User:Tony Sidaway|Tony Sidaway|Talk]] 16:35, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)
    • Well, I guess it just shows that notability is relative. I've never even heard of those "notable mailing lists" you listed. Are they really that notable outside their own membership? P Ingerson 18:22, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)
      • I'm not subscribed to any of them but the only one I didn't know of was Book Crossing. I'd say notable. -- Antaeus Feldspar 22:30, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)
      • Ironically BookCrossing is the only non-geek list I named. --[[User:Tony Sidaway|Tony Sidaway|Talk]] 02:04, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep, notable enough, I took out the PoV. Wyss 16:44, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep, kind of notable, good work on the cleanup guys. --fvw* 18:18, 2004 Dec 18 (UTC)
  • Keep, though the rush to keep this (in spite of Wikipedia! not! being! a! web guide!) suggests a bit of a computer geek systemic bias. Samaritan 19:45, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)
It's notable enough, and free enough. Besides, I already find Wiki to be hopelessly biased towards objectivity and verifiability. Wyss 21:05, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep it. —[[User:Radman1|RaD Man (talk)]] 03:58, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)

This page is now preserved as an archive of the debate and, like some other VfD subpages, is no longer 'live'. Subsequent comments on the issue, the deletion or on the decision-making process should be placed on the relevant 'live' pages. Please do not edit this page.