[CentOS] Re: plan of action?
dag at wieers.com
Thu Sep 15 21:54:21 UTC 2005
On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, Greg Knaddison wrote:
> Possible solutions that require zero involvement from the already busy
> project team:
> 1. Use your email client to better manage the flow and turn it into a trickle
> 2. Use the forums on your time rather than having it emailed in and
> disrupting your life http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb
> 3. Subscribe to the list using an account that you use specifically
> for the list (I'll send gmail invites to anyone interested) and only
> read that account when you want...otherwise, ignore it
> 4. Unsubscribe
> You can combine 2 and 4 for maximum effect.
> Given those options, why does the project team need to get involved?
It might be because the 4 options you gave all add overhead to
subscribers. (actually, the 4th option is no option to most that care)
While selective moderation (when long threads, abuse and personal attacks
flourish) by someone (not necessarily a developer) needs to be initiated
by someone of the project team.
If there's someone fair that has the authority to police the mailinglist
following some written down guidelines, I'm pretty sure this mailinglist
becomes viable again without adding much overhead to the guy who can
intervene. (If necessary just a warning might suffice)
Of course this assumes that the majority does not want long threads as we
have seen the last couple of days and weeks. But we don't know what the
majority wants unless we start another long thread :)
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