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Re: splitting up the debian-user mailing list


On Sat, 2 Aug 1997, Brandon Mitchell wrote:

> > > I am afraid that I am no longer capable of reading every article in
> > > the debian lists. I guess it's the price of success.

But then I don't neccessarily think you should. I think (personally) you
should help out on things that look interesting. I judge what is
interesting by the Subject line - if a poster isn't prepared to make is
descriptive enough, I won't read it.

> A third idea, make a debian-news.  A few debian people put together some
> pages each week summarizing the latest with debian.  It could be an
> outgoing list only, warning people of potential problems, new releases,
> security holes, packages that need maintainers, etc.  This way someone who
> can't handle the volume of all the list can still keep informed.

I think splitting up debian-user into seperate groups would just mean that
people would subscribe to all of them and send their message to all of
them in the hope that someone will help.

I like the idea of a debian-news mailing list, and would think it would be
a good idea to gate whatever it sent to it to the debian-user mailing
list. Perhaps the debian-news mailing list could become similiar to the
ApacheWeek <URL:http://www.apacheweek.com/> newsletter that gets sent out
every week.


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  its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are
  forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how
  holy the motives' -- Robert A Heinlein, "If this goes on --"

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