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Re: removing the debian-legal website stuff?

On Fri, May 27, 2005 at 08:10:06PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> I have recently been wondering if it would be possible to come up with
> some way of splitting -legal up in order to make it more approachable
> for outsiders.  Unfortunately it seems that -legal is prone to enormous
> threads that often appear either obscure or unproductive (normally flamy)
> and these threads can easily swamp the rest of the traffic.  I know that
> when the bigger threads blow up I often end up opening my -legal mailbox,
> glancing at the list of messages and immediately deciding that it's not
> worth my time to read it.  This experience is extremely off putting and
> means that I can sympathise with what Jeorg is saying.
> I can't actually think of a way to do this off the top of my head (I'd
> say that normally people don't actively try to start these large
> discussions) and it would require enforcement by the active members of
> the list.

Maybe a debian-legal-announce list that only accept signed email from DD
with Reply-To set to debian-legal and forwarded to debian-legal ?

That would allow to mark some posts as important and easy to find and
would not block discussion on debian-legal.

Some discussions on debian-legal are not productive for the case at
hand, but can be productive in the grand scheme of things.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here.

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