I'd like to have all new questions tagged data.table sent to the mailing list for this R package (email@example.com). I'm one of the authors and the maintainer of the mailing list. I like SO and answer here. Subscribing the mailing list to the tag makes it easier for
data.table users to be notified of new questions and easily answer (by clicking the link to the new question and answering on SO). This reduces the burden on me to answer. Otherwise they have to subscribe to two places (the mailing list and the SO RSS tag). We are very much pro-SO and want to encourage users to use SO rather than the mailing list, where appropriate.
However, I've tried several ways over the last few weeks and SO seems to keep clearing the filter subscription. It works for a day or so, and then stops. Almost as if SO has a filter running daily to remove mailing list subscriptions? Since I'm the mailing list maintainer I added stackexchange.com to the white list, and I'm not notified of any rejects.
I tried with my own SO account, choosing the mailing list email address as the target in the subscription (works for a day then stops). I also tried creating a SO account for the datatable-help list, but this also only seems to work for a day.
Am I doing something wrong?