Re: new-maintainer related mailing lists hosting + Debian lists search engine problems
Thank you so much for taking care of this. I really appreciate it.
On Tue, 2 May 2000, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 27, 2000 at 11:06:34PM +0000, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > > Should -nm-admin be called something like -nm-private (or
> > > -newmaint-private) and be accessible to developers only, to be used
> > > only for discussing personal information? That would leave
> > > -nm-discuss for public issues such as the nm process itself or
> > > questions of how to confirm identity.
> > You have had my answer at least three times today, and several times in
> > the past.
> OK, I get the point ;-)
> > To keep the process open, all traffic on nm-admin is CC'd to nm-discuss.
> > Anyone can subscribe to nm-discuss and see exactly what is going on in the
> > AM discussion. They can even make suggestions about how that process is
> > going without interrupting the conversation between the AMs. These
> > suggestions do not go unnoticed by the AMs as some of us keep tabs on this
> > list either through subscription or by looking at the archives.
> > This provides an adequate feedback mechanism; open communication of all
> > the actions taken by the AMs; and a degree of quiet for the AMs actual
> > working conversations.
> > If you can't see the advantages of this arrangement, then I don't know
> > what else I can say to you. <whine, whine, whine>
> OK, I see your point; just that I am one of the group who subscribes
> to both and currently doesn't see the difference. But I guess that as
> the profile of the nm lists grows, this will become more significant
> (unlike -qa).
> > My vote is to maintain the exact structure we currently have with the nm-*
> > lists. In any case I am completely opposed to any private and closed list
> > arrangements for New Maintainer.
> > If you can find a way to live within those constraints I will gladly
> > accept your help in making the arrangements.
> I'll make the request. I'm not sure how the listmasters will arrange
> it, but I will ask for precisely this arrangement.
> Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
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