[LAD] Regarding the linux-audio lists announcing policy

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Tue Jul 8 15:53:37 UTC 2008

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MarcOChapeau wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Jul 2008 16:52:16 +0200 (CEST), "Kjetil S. Matheussen"
> <k.s.matheussen at notam02.no> wrote:
>> I wonder if we could change the post-to-all-three-lists
>> policy? I don't like to spam three mailing lists
>> for everytime I announce a program, and it doesn't
>> seem like everyone knows that we are supposed
>> to post to all lists either.
> Hi Kjetil,
> Robin Gareus has made last year an interesting study on this matter. It
> seems that the proportion of users that are subscribed to all three lists
> is quite small. So cross posting announces on the 3 lists isn't such a bad
> thing.
> Now regarding the fact that not everyone knows they should post on the 3
> lists, I don't really think that's the case. most announces I see are
> posted at least on 2 lists. LAA is nearly always one of them. Some people
> choose to add LAD and LAU, some choose to add also their project list.

I just ran the script again: as of July 8 2008 there are 1760 unique
subscribers @linuxaudio.org's  4 lists (laa,lau,lad,consortium).
The majority of users is subscribed to ONE list only.

# number-of-subscribed-lists at lao  => head-count
    [1] => 1255
    [2] => 315
    [3] => 160
    [4] => 30

so long,
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