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Re: Voting on messages: a way to resolve the mailing list problems

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> writes:

> * MJ Ray:
>> Jurij Smakov <jurij@wooyd.org> wrote: [...]
>>> So, what can we do about? During a little brainstorming session on IRC 
>>> last night a following idea has emerged: let's have a way to express 
>>> our opinion about the mailing list posts. [...]
>> So, people who remain on the debian mailing lists have a poor
>> understanding of what should appear a good mailing list, but having
>> those same people express their opinion about what is good on a
>> mailing list will improve matters?  In short, we are going to use
>> the "buggy" list memberships's views to repair the lists?
> The proposal just assumes that there is a sufficiently large number of
> readers who feed the moderation database.  This looks like a
> reasonable assumption to me.

I agree: I read far more of the Debian mailing list messages than
I ever reply to.  (No point in sending lots of "me too" responses
to the messages that I appreciate.)  I personally would be far
more likely to contribute feedback through this mechanism than to
reply to messages.
"Mon peu de succès près des femmes est toujours venu de les trop aimer."
--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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