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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: [Proposal]
Date Mon, 08 Aug 2011 15:58:51 GMT
Am 08/08/2011 05:23 PM, schrieb Simon Phipps:
> My experience of various communities over the last decade suggests Ross is exactly right
here. Don't start new mailing lists until we've used the proposed list names as subject-line
tags and measured the traffic using them. Once we know there is enough traffic under a specific
tag, it's then good to create a list with that name if everyone agrees.
> S.


I'm using subdirs in my mail account to sort my mails. So, no need to 
keep every mail in the inbox itself and then loose the overview. ;-)


> On 8 Aug 2011, at 13:27, Ross Gardler wrote:
>> On 8 August 2011 12:45, Rob Weir<>  wrote:
>>> On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 7:00 AM, Wolf Halton<>  wrote:
>>>> I would like to propose breaking out a couple more mailing lists
>> Be careful about splitting lists too early. I realise that traffic is
>> very high right now but it will die down. Splitting lists splits the
>> community, at this stage we are trying to build community.
>> There are better techniques than splitting the community up. For
>> example, the list should adopt a practice of tagging subject lines so
>> that people can filter appropriately. Sorry rather then a "Web
>> Content" list mails in this topic are should have subjects of the form
>> "[web] foo".
>>> I certainly see the need here.  But I wonder if we can make it a
>>> general "sysops" or "operations" list and have it be the place for
>>> admins/moderators of the wiki, the phpBB forums, Bugzilla, etc., to
>>> coordinate. I think we want to encourage these groups to stay in close
>>> contact with each other.
>> Generally the pull requirements for forums are less effective for
>> community building than the push of mailing lists, at least where we
>> are talking about technical users. EMail clients are very powerful,
>> forums are not. Email works offline, forums do not. etc.
>>> Why?  Because we can easily see the
>>> advantages of linking these systems together in advanced ways.  For
>>> example:
>>> 1) Easy way to promote a support forum question into a bugzilla issue
>> No advantage over mail lists.
>>> 2) Easy way to initiate a search of the documentation before entering
>>> a support forum post
>> Can be useful for user focussed resources but the initial proposal is
>> for "administering the
>> wiki daily operations would go, and documentation of versions of OOo".
>> Are you really going to force admins to do this, or are you going to
>> trust them?
>>> 3) Content analytics performed on support forum to identify new
>>> candidates for FAQ items
>> No advantage over mail lists.
>> Ross

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