Re: splitting up the debian-user mailing list
On Fri, 1 Aug 1997, Bruce Perens wrote:
> It's getting kind of loud here. I've been thinking of splitting the
> debian-user list into several lists:
I know what you mean. Just this week I turned off a couple of other
general Linux lists I was subscribed to simply because I was dealing with
too much mail.
> debian-user: user discussion
> debian-install: installation problems
> debian-novice: newbies are intimidated by other lists, so here's
> one of their own.
Other than my worry that debian-novice would turn into a wasteland which
experienced users avoided, that seems reasonable.
But you might give some thought to killing or renaming debian-user. What
if you create the other two lists and no one uses them and everyone just
stays on debian-user?
Perhaps a more topic oriented approach (he says mindlessly throwing out
ideas) might be better, e.g. debian-mail, debian-news, debian-networking,
debian-install, debian-x, and debian-novice?
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