Re: status of debian-consultants mailing list
On Fri, 11 Jul 2003 00:32:14 +0100, Richard Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> 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
> 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
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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