[linux-audio-user] Re: [linux-audio-dev] announce-list policy

Robert Jonsson rj at spamatica.se
Sun Dec 12 08:08:58 EST 2004


I have mixed feelings about this. It sounds like the "right thing to do" 
having a specific announce list and the crossposting can be a bit tideous at 

But, looking at the current statistics of the mailinglists makes me feel this 
policy won't work.

Currently there are 924 subscribers to LAU, 806 to LAD but only 355 to the 
announce list. First, I believe most announcements deserve a larger audience 
than that. Secondly, I'd think that pretty much everybody subscribed to LAU 
would be interested.

So, what to do, should we force subscribe everybody on the LAU list to the 
announce list? It's possible but possibly it would offend someone.

It would be interesting to know if there are people on the announce list that 
are not subscribed to either LAD or LAU? 
If that is the case the announce list does serve a purpose (it also means that 
even more people on LAU/LAD do not subscribe to it). 
If the announce subscribers also subscribe to either LAU or LAD I think it 
would be best to drop the announce list all together, then it does not work 
as I think it was intended.

My 2 cents.

söndagen den 12 december 2004 13.45 skrev martin rumori:
> hi *,
> On Sun, Dec 12, 2004 at 01:58:08PM +0200, Kai Vehmanen wrote:
> > My suggestion is that we drop this policy altogether: announcements
> > should be sent to LAA and optionally to LAD and/or LAU. At least I've
> > always had
> totally agreed.  being subscribed to another mailing list does not
> harm as long as the policy is clear and respected by everybody.
> i'd vote for an announce-only list and very few major announcements on
> LAD and LAU as well.
> i am currently not subscribed to LAU, but when i used to, the
> announcement crosspostings between LAD and LAU were already much more
> tedious than a single announce list would have been.
> bests,
> martin


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