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Re: proposal: mailing list reorganization



Jesse Keating wrote:

> On Thursday 11 January 2007 22:31, Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
>> What's the problem with high-traffic lists?  Today, almost anybody can
>> afford the bandwidth and any half decent MUA can group by threads and
>> apply powerful filters on the fly.
> 
> Its not the high-traffic.  Its the amount of noise vs signal.  Lists like LKML 
> tend to have a lot of signal in that traffic.  While unfortunately lists like 
> fedora-devel have a lot of noise, that drives off the type of people who 
> could handle the traffic should it be all signal.  Even still its hard to 
> keep up, and READ that much email.

Agreed.  Maybe we could take a more proactive approach towards
off-topic posts, trolls and "what's a grub?" kinds of threads?

The GCC guys are very zelant in keeping the gcc@ list clear of
homework requests and other dumb questions.  And they've even
learnt to do that in a politely way instead of pissing off all
the newbies.

Just grep the gcc list archives for the word "gcc-help".

-- 
   // Bernardo Innocenti - Develer S.r.l., R&D dept.
 \X/  http://www.develer.com/


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