Re: BOUNCE Admin request

Lyle Burkhead (
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 01:05:29 -0500 (EST)

David McFadzean writes,

> The reason it took a day and a half for the post to appear is you used
> a "::" to prefix your comments. This was the command prefix for the
> old extropian mailing list. Since a lot of people still try to send
> those commands to the new mailing list, I have all messages that start
> with the double colon bounce to me for approval. If you want your
> message to show up in a timely manner, use a different quote prefix.

Thanks, David. I think the problem isn't "::" by itself, since I have been
using this as a self-quote prefix for some time. The problem in this case
is that "::" was the first thing in the file. That's what set off the
As you say, "I have all messages that *start* with the double colon
bounce to me for approval."