[CentOS-mirror] New Mirror comes

Shaun Reitan shaun.reitan at ndchost.com
Thu Jan 31 19:52:08 UTC 2013

I for one have never been a fan of mailing lists, at least the way they are 
mostly used today.  People use them like a forum, assuming everybody wants 
to know everybody's problems.  Mailing lists in my opinion should be used 
for announcements and notifications only.  All the other chatter should go 
on a forum where users can subscribe and unsubscribe to threads that they 
find important.  That being said, I've only been on this mailing list for 24 
hours so far and I'm already doing what you said, deleting the mail without 
even looking at it (although I did read this message).  My guess would be 
that in another 24-48 hours I'll probably turn off email delivery's 
entirely, that’s usually what happens.  Maybe this ML needs to be split into 
mirror-announcements and mirror-users so that some of us that only care 
about the important things can subscribe to announcements and leave the 
users chatter to those who want to receive it.  Still my opinion is that 
chatter belongs in a forum.

Shaun Reitan
Network Data Center Host, Inc.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Valeri Galtsev
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2013 11:17 AM
To: Mailing list for CentOS mirrors.
Subject: Re: [CentOS-mirror] New Mirror comes

Hi Everybody,

One thing I've noticed: during past 3 Month or so I just throw away
everything coming through centos-mirror at centos.org mail list without

I do remember someone on this list made a suggestion in the past: to do
all new mirror registration routine outside of the list, and make the list
dedicated to maybe rare but important things that mirror maintainers
should be aware of. Such as: any changes in master hosts. Any movements of
content away from main scope (example: centos vault). Someone can continue
the list.

This way we (public mirror admins) will be able to indeed stay on top of
our duties and serve the community better.

Just a thought.


Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247

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