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all comments about merging , renaming, etc,[edit]

Should this page even exist?[edit]

If nobody objects, I suggest we merge this content into the Electronic mailing list page.

Any thoughts?

I agree that almost all of the content can be merged. Nonetheless, since the term "mailing list" applies to snail mail as well, I believe that this page should continue to exist, even if only as a disambig. Thanks. Doctor Whom 15:43, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
Agreed, mailing list is a more common term. Joe 01:56, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

I think the page should be merged but the other way round ie. there is only a page called mailing lists and not one called electronic mailing lists cyberjacob 16:24, 11 Febuary 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.64.70.79 (talk)

The National Mail Order Association suggests the classification be: "Mailing Lists." This is the main category. You would then have different kinds of mailing lists, postal and email. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.72.171.175 (talk) 15:10, 27 March 2008 (UTC)





The article needs editing, but not merging[edit]

It would seem to make the most sense to reword the "two different types" paragraph to include a reference to the Electronic Mailing List article. This one could/should then be edited to focus more on the more traditional (physical) mailing lists.

Of course, one could make this article simply a "fork" that pointed to Electronic and Postal Mailing List articles. They are very different subjects, with very little overlap.

Mmbcastle (talk) 16:38, 2 April 2008 (UTC)


A disambiguation page would be better than the current mess.

The reason I proposed to swap names is that looking at the What links here tool, one prevalently finds references to electronic mailing lists. Obviously, the guys who edited those pages didn't check the link. It seems hard to explain to each one of them that it is necessary to spell "electronic", when they feel nearly rhetorical to just specify "mailing": I, for one, subscribed to various (mailing) lists but have seen no electrons yet ;-) ale (talk) 16:02, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

I agree, the article does not need to be merged. It does need editing along with greater depth on the topic (types of mailing lists available, compilation practices, uses, etc). Priot (talk) 22:49, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Exchange this page with electronic mailing list[edit]

Most links to this page are referred from content where the term mailing list is used in its common meaning of electronic mailing list. I propose to

  • rename this page to Snail mail mailing list or similar,
  • rename Electronic mailing list to Mailing list
  • redirect Electronic mailing list to Mailing list,
  • add a reference to Snail mail mailing list or whatever we called it, saying that for surface mail there is a separate page,
  • also the concept of announce-only mailing list should be mentioned, referring to Newsletter.

ale (talk) 10:33, 29 January 2008 (UTC)


I do not agree. The current arrangement is fine Sanjiv swarup (talk) 04:39, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Merge with Electronic mailing list[edit]

User:16@r added a tag to merge this article with Electronic mailing list. However, looking over the page history, it appears that this article was deliberately split because non-electronic mailing lists should have their own article. I have not read either article carefully, so maybe there needs to be cleanup/separation of these articles, or this distinction is no longer needed. Wrs1864 (talk) 11:33, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

rename to postal mailing list[edit]

I agree with the disambiguation page suggestions above. I suggest renaming this article to the name "postal mailing list", and creating a new "mailing list" disambiguation page that points to that and electronic mailing list. --DavidCary (talk) 23:48, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Intlwiki-L[edit]

Why does Intlwiki-L get redirected here? Polkovnikov.ph (talk) 00:36, 12 November 2013 (UTC)