Re: A Debian -offtopic mailing list: to be or not to be
On 1 March 2011 01:34, Andrei Popescu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
[Cross-posted to: d-community-offtopic, debian-user]
[For those who don't know what I'm talking about, please see #425439
Being the stubborn person that I am, I want to give one more chance to
the -offtopic list for Debian users and/or developers.
Off topic subjects still seem to thrive on debian-user anyway.
And a separate list may have seemed necessary in the days when d-u was *really* busy, but that doesn't seem to be the case at the moment.
I see other lists that aren't employed to their potential also, e.g., posts with reference to firewalls that should (for reference sake) be posted on debian-firewall. If that policy was more strictly adhered to, it would lower the stress on d-u in times of high usage.
I know it's a hassle to subscribe to another list just to post on a particular subject, but it would be at least as big a problem referencing half a dozen lists for the answer to a question, when the archive is kept for that reason in the first place.
I feel that policy should be established and enforced by the users to achieve an orderly, efficient archive.
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