[UPHPU] do we need the announcement list?
jtaber at johntaber.net
Mon Aug 20 17:52:35 MDT 2007
Lamont Peterson wrote:
> On Monday 20 August 2007 01:27pm, Jennifer Charrey wrote:
>> On Mon, August 20, 2007 12:53 pm, Clint Savage wrote:
>>>> Thanks for the feedback. Sorry for leaving your hanging. I think that
>>>> we should keep the announcement list and work harder to keep
>>>> announcements and discussions separated so that people can trust it.
>>> I wonder what else actually happens on the announce list besides the
>>> meeting announcements. Why does it have to be there if that's the
>>> case? I follow it, but I don't really differentiate between it and
>>> the main (uphpu) list. Same thing goes for the jobs list. Seems to
>>> me to be a bit of a waste, mailman can support topics too, but its not
>>> even necessary to have this many lists. Is it?
>> Well the point is just that some people don't want to have to subscribe to
>> 300+ emails a month just to find out whether the meeting's been canceled.
>> (And don't say "they can just do digest mode" because as I've already
>> pointed out, the digest would arrive too late for meeting cancellation
>> notices.) You could just post cancellations on the site, but I think the
>> e-mail method is preferable for that sort of thing because you don't have
>> to remember to visit the site or check RSS. It's more of an alert.
>> That said, I'd support the use of topics if having a separate list is a
>> real burden. I'm not sure how well topics would work or if people would
>> actually remember to mark emails for a given topic though.
> I would suggest keeping the announce list and subscribing the members lit to
> the announce list so that anytime you send an announcement, all members get
> that, too. Then, just make sure you use the announce list for announcements
> and everyone will get it wheather they are subscribed to one or both and
> members will get member list mails and those subscribing to just the announce
> list will only get the announcements.
> Is that a simple enough solution?
Good suggestion. This would be an intelligent way of sending
announcements - let the computer do the work and members subscribe to
the least number of lists.
I don't think we have enough messages to really warrant topic lists.
Even Inkscape with millions of users only has 2 lists (developers and
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