unclear instructions on how to subscribe to gcc help?

Jonathan Wakely jwakely.gcc@gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 08:20:00 GMT 2016


On 27 July 2016 at 04:45, Roger Pack wrote:
> I would, however, like to the report that the typical work flow is, I
> assume, to reach this page:
> https://gcc.gnu.org/lists.html
> See the link to "gcc-help"
> click on it, see its archives and think "I wish I could subscribe to
> this!" (but find yourself unable to do so, as navigating backward,
> then waaay down is somehow counter unintuitive).

Nobody's talking about the link in the page footer, "Mailing lists" is
the fourth link from the top in the right hand navigation menu. That's
not waaay down anywhere.

That page is also the top hit for "gcc mailing lists" or "subscribe to
gcc mailing list" on both duckduckgo.com and startpage.com (your
results may differ based on your own filter bubble, but I doubt it).

And if you really can't find it, you don't need to be subscribed to
the list to post anyway.

So I really don't think it's needed, but we could do something like
this on each archives page:


--- index.html.orig     2016-07-27 09:10:39.983327198 +0100
+++ index.html  2016-07-27 09:13:37.238252015 +0100
@@ -7,7 +7,10 @@
 <h1>The gcc-help mailing list archives</h1>

 For information about this project, please see the <a href="/">
-gcc project web page</a>.
+GCC project web page</a>.
+<p>
+For subscription options see the <a href="/lists.html">GCC
+mailing lists page</a>.

 <p>
 <form method="post" action="/cgi-bin/htsearch">



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