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Re: [Fw: Cambridge (F-10) Beta release announcement]



Tim wrote:
On Tue, 2008-09-30 at 09:30 -0500, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
Why forward publicly accessibly messages from one list to another
within the same community?

Seconded!  It's an annoying pain getting *unnecessary* duplicates.  Let
those who want to know about it, join the announce list.  Let those who
don't bother to find out about the lists do without.  You may as well
ditch the announce list if you're going to duplicate every post on this
one.


I don't think you understand why there *IS* an announce list...

The object is to have a low volume list to which people can subscribe if they suffer from a high per-byte cost, or low bandwidth, or low interest. It was originally created because lists like linux-kernel (and later this one) have a high volume.

The announce list is useful as a subset of other lists, not as one more damn list you need to read in order to follow developments. This is Fedora *general* and things here should be of general interest to people who care enough to wade through the volume, and what could be of higher general interest than a release notice?

With the logic behind the "we want to inform more users" mentality, why
not forward the developer list to this list, too?  And all the other
lists...

You misunderstood the whole relationship between the lists, or perhaps the meaning of "general" and "announce." IMHO every announce important enough to post at all should go to both the announce group and the appropriate discussion group, with followup set to the discussion group.

It's about time this list has a regular FAQ auto-posted.  You could
include things like links to how to use the mailing list, pointers to
prepared answers on the wiki to over-asked FAQs, and if you want more
information, join the announce list.

That makes no sense at all... go to the low volume subset for more information.

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Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
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the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot


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