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Re: dragonfly-announce?

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2008 19:14:03 +0000

Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
On Sun, January 6, 2008 4:06 am, Bill Hacker wrote:

Opinion from the 'cheap seats' - I check ~user, ~kernel, and ~commits
every day or two. ~commits is lower traffic than the average
devel/support mailing list, and the other two far, far less yet.

Mind - usually solid stuff - very low-noise.

So - what defines 'low-traffic' then? One message per week? per month?

I don't mean low-traffic as in absolute message count, but low-traffic in that there's very few messages that don't affect everyone.

Much of the user@/kernel@/commits@ discussion is about things that don't
affect day-to-day use, and there's no reason to force people to parse
everything else.

I don't disagree in general - but what I'm pointing to is that with as few posts per-day on other-than ~d.commits as we have now, there isn't much to have to parse anyway. And given any reasonably-sane newsreader pullign 'Subject:' headers, neither force nor even much time or b/w consumed.

FWIW, anyone NOT tracking ~d.commits, at least to scan subjects, could get the (false, IMNSHO) impression that the project had stalled.

That impression has historically attracted trolls and 'noise' postings = something DFLY has been remarkably free of lately.

The 'Subject:' line seems to do all we need, eg 'HEADS UP', 'ANNOUNCEMENT', '..HAMMER..' or such....



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