[CentOS] new list proposal

Marcelo M. Garcia marcelo.maia.garcia at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 16 11:01:54 UTC 2008

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> One thing that we are often blamed for is trying to stifle conversations 
> and to discourage people from commenting / contributing / encouraging 
> conversations. And that cant be further from the truth, really. We are 
> all pro-community ( and when I say we, I mean everyone - including the 
> contributors, developers, admins, users, abusers and hey upstream too ).
> However, one thing that does get in the way, often, and something that 
> we all feel creates a higher 'noise' ratio is conversations on this list 
> about semi-related stuff, but not something that directly contributes to 
> the general users of CentOS. Conversations that specifically address 
> four areas:
> - technologies
> - best practices
> - deployment strategies and tools
> - management strategies and tools
> And to better cater to these conversations, as well as further encourage 
> such content, we'd like to propose creating a 'centos-tech' list.
> Over a period of time, we would like to see the CentOS list become a 
> more user help and distro specific list, with generic conversations 
> moving to the centos-tech list.

I understand the eagerness to lower the "noise" ratio, but I think 
creating another list is not the solution, it will simply create an 
extra work for the people in the list "centos" in the sense that you 
will have to keep reminding people to use the "tech" list, or saying to 
newcomers that should sign for the "tech" list.

Noise is the side effect of the success of the project CentOS. As the 
project grows, more people will be joining the list, and there will be 
more noise.

In my opinion there aren't much "off-topic"/noise in this list.



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