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Re: status of debian-consultants mailing list

On Fri, 11 Jul 2003 00:32:14 +0100, Richard Watson <richard@openia.com> said: 

> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:
>> Since when has Debian made technical decisions by voting? And this
>> is a technical decision: when a mailing list falls into disuse
>> (based on numbers of on topic mail messages), we remove the mailing
>> list.

> Don't you think that people would unsub from the list if they were
> not interested in it?

	A whole bunch of people lurking for years hoping for something
 to come up does not seem to be jsutification enough for a list, no. 

> I've purposely stayed on this list in case topics did come up on it
> despite the fact that it seemed dead. It only takes a few
> interesting topics and hey you have a live list again.

	Which really hasn't happened for how long now?

> Personally I don't believe that it is a technical decision. IME for
> moderate values of N there's no extra admin involved in N+1 lists,
> than there is for N, therefore it should be of no interested to the
> list admins to have a list removed.

	That is up to the list admins to decide.

> In any lack of use is not necessarily a valid reason: would you
> remove your swap partition if it was not used for a year?

	Yes. And if I do not use clothes for a year, I give them to

>> This is precisely the kind of decision that we have list masters
>> for.

> In this case please note that the list is now being used and
> therefore does not need to be removed.

	This discussion no more on topic for this list than spam is,
 and thus does not count.

An ounce of application is worth a ton of abstraction.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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