Because I’m both stupid, and a glutton for punishment, my reaction to the news that Six Apart wants to make Trackback a standard was to sign up for the mailing list.

Their reaction?

The email address you supplied is banned from this mailing list. If you think this restriction is erroneous, please contact the list owners at…

You know what? I think I’ll blog it, instead.


Comment by James Snell #
2006-02-21 15:39:37

Heh, don’t feel bad, I received the same response. I pinged Byrne and he fixed it right up. It *should* be working now.

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2006-02-21 15:48:38

Not for me, but that’s a sign, right? It means I don’t have to, right?


Comment by Sam Ruby #
2006-02-21 15:54:16

It didn’t work for me, but then I, too, pinged Byrne and he created a small window of time for me to jump through.

Comment by Byrne Reese #
2006-02-21 15:58:31

Very, very strange. I have made the list public a number of times now and have escalated the issue to our IT folks. I have a feeling that ever since a private mailing list accidently got exposed publicly that operations has installed a process that periodically wakes up and locks down every mailing list. That is my hunch, and I am working with our Ops folks to make sure this restriction is removed.

For the time being I have openned the list up again. If you, or anyone else has any problems accessing the list, shoot me an email at byrne at sixapart dot com and I will fix it. Hopefully no one will have to worry about this much longer.

My sincerest apologies for this – how horribly annoying.

Comment by Neil T. #
2006-02-21 16:00:36