What Happened To The Sys-Func Email List?


On 25/10/11 2:53 PM, “UTS ServiceDesk” <ServiceDesk.Reply@uts.edu.au> wrote:

Comment by Analyst: Listserv sys-func was approved for deletion. It was deleted on 24th October 2011.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

    Oct 26, 2011 @ 15:57:00

    The IdioT boffins have now restored the list, but not the list archives.

  2. eldon
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 08:46:45

    that is what i was thinking last night. if the list was deleted without backup, then the archives are toast. i was worried till i thought, oh well, i have my own ‘archive’ anyway, in the form of a whole pile of raw posts.

    Oct 27, 2011 @ 10:24:11

    The archives may still exist, but access to them is currently denied
    (regardless of the access options I select as list administrator).

    Note that “somebody” requested deleting the list,
    “somebody” approved the deletion,
    and “somebody” executed it.

    At no time did “somebody” contact me, the list administrator,
    nor notice that the list has been active on a daily basis (for about twenty years now),
    nor notice that it had more than 600 subscribers worldwide.

  4. eldon
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 11:14:22

    yes, one wonders who the somebody was.

    it may just be a case of saving server space, and making a unilateral decision to do it in that rather non-internet-etiquette way.
    perhaps a young person new to IT and its arcanery?

    a mystery, a frustration, and a pity
    all rolled into one.

    Nov 15, 2011 @ 11:56:16

    Here it is now November 15, and the sys-func archives are still inaccessible and three attempts to post to list today were not distributed to subscribers until about two hours after being sent.

    The list prefix will now be [dys-func] until the arrogant vandalising aspergers in UTS IT repair the list to its former functionality.

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