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Re: [Debconf-team] of IRC and organisation: a plea to use the mailing lists

On Sun, Mar 18, 2007 at 02:45:29PM +0000, Jon Dowland wrote:
>Hello all,
>I've started to think that heavy use of IRC for organising
>this conference is more of a curse than a blessing. The
>ability to rapid-fire questions and decisions between team
>members offers a short term convenience but means there's
>virtually no record of what's going on bar backlogs for
>everyone else.

Yup, agreed. This is one of the reasons why I periodically ask people
to mail bits and pieces of the IRC log to the mailing lists. That way
we can at least have some of the discussions and decisions "minuted"
in an informal way.

>From this point forward, I'm going to ask questions and post
>summaries directly to the lists as much as possible.  Please
>do not expect me to pick up on happenings from backlogs,
>because it's simply impossible for me to churn through them
>in the time I have allocated for debconf work.

Fair enough.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"I can't ever sleep on planes ... call it irrational if you like, but I'm
 afraid I'll miss my stop" -- Vivek Dasmohapatra

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