Mailing Lists

The group maintains a number of mailing lists for LUV members. They are:

luv-main: The main luv mailing list, for LUV- and Linux-related discussions and questions.
luv-talk: For LUV members who just want to chat to like minded people about anything at all.
luv-beginners: For newcomers to ask Linux questions and get answers. List motto, "there are no stupid questions."
luv-jobs: For those seeking Linux-related employment and employers seeking Linux-skilled people.
luv-announce: A very low traffic read-only list containing important announcements about LUV events and LUV-related news.

Some more information about the lists can be found in the LUV FAQ. There are also mailing lists for each of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Subscribing and Unsubscribing

The LUV mailing lists are managed using the Mailman mailing list software. You can subscribe and unsubscribe from lists (as well as performing other actions) by going to the web interface and follow the links from there, or following the instructions sent with each message.

Have I been removed from the list?

When the mail system that delivers your mail to you has a problem (you may have cancelled your account with your ISP, or your mailbox is full), it will send any mails it gets with your email address on it back to the sender. In the case of LUV mail, it comes back to us. There are hundreds of people on the lists , so potentially we can get 600 or more bounced messages a day. This becomes quite burdensome to handle.

Posting Restrictions

Posting to the LUV mailing lists has been restricted to only those who are subscribed to the list. This means that if you have more than one e-mail address, by default your messages will only be accepted if you send them from the address that is subscribed to the list.

If you wish to post to the list from more than one email address, then please create a new account using the new email address, and then from the preferences tab,

Rules and Guidelines

1. Individual posters are responsible for views expressed

The LUV mailing lists are provided as a service to LUV members, and messages may come from any subscriber. Posts to any of the mailing lists represent the views of the poster only, and under no circumstances represent the views of LUV or the LUV committee. LUV does not have anything to do with the content of the postings.

2. Lists are unmoderated/uncensored

LUV does not moderate or edit postings to the LUV mailing lists. The mailing list maintainer may receive "bounced" posts when submissions come from non-subscribed addresses or are rejected for other technical reasons.

3. Offensive language is disallowed

Offensive language is disallowed on all of the LUV mailing lists. This includes profanities, sexually explicit language, and any speech that advocates violence against or hostility towards persons or organisations identified by their race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender or disability.

Posts to the LUV mailing lists should be appropriate for viewing by LUV members of all ages.

4. Membership is a (revocable) privilege, not a right

Membership of the LUV mailing lists is a privilege, not an inherent right. LUV reserves the right to unsubscribe, suspend, or permanently ban any poster who consistently posts irrelevant material or uses the LUV mailinglists to promote products or interests not consistent with those of the lists. Such bans or suspensions will usually be preceded by warnings and perhaps debate regarding the list's rules and guidelines.

5. luv-main is for LUV or Linux-related posts

The luv-main mailing list is for discussion of LUV or Linux-related topics. Some example relevant topics are: questions about Linux, announcements of general-interest Linux news, and discussions about LUV presentations.

When asking questions it is advisable to first read the relevant Linux documentation or howto documents. LUV helps those who help themselves.
Dissenting views are welcome, but advocacy discussions are better suited to the luv-talk list.

6. luv-jobs is for job advertisements only

The luv-jobs mailing list is for Linux-related job advertisements only. It is not appropriate to post resumes or "work wanted" messages to the list.

It is not necessary to subscribe to this list if you want to submit a job offer, just send your email detailing the job offer to luv-jobs, and if it mentions "linux", the moderator will allow it through.

7. luv-talk has no topic

There are no set posting guidelines for luv-talk. Members are expected to remain polite and to avoid using the list for private discussions, or replies which are not of interest to the list in general.

8. Relevant commercial postings acceptable

LUV mailings lists are for discussions related to Linux or of general interest to LUV members (see FAQ for description of lists). Commercial organizations may post messages to a LUV mailing list (as directed by the LUV committee), where:

  • the message has been approved by the LUV committee - please mail proposed annoucements to luv-ctte at our domain ""; and,
  • the message contains clear commercial benefit for LUV members,ie. a discount, freebie, service in return, etc; and,
  • the message relates to a service that would be of general interest to Linux members, eg. hardware, Linux distributions, training courses, etc.


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