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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: ANNOUCEMENT: new mailing list: commons-process@jakarta.apache .org
Date Tue, 05 Feb 2002 16:26:31 GMT
Kerns, Bob wrote:
> While I basically support what you're doing, and doing it unilaterally, I do
> have one objection.
> Doing this *unannounced* is a royal pain for those of us depending on email
> filters to keep things halfway managable. I have little capacity to deal
> with an unexpected flood of email going to the wrong place!
> That's in conflict with why you did it unilaterally, of course. The best
> solution I've been able to think of is:
> 1) Create the list.
> 2) Announce (over the new list) that in X days (X in the range of 1-3), the
> list will be active.
> 3) Request a moritorium (over both old and new lists) on the topics until
> the new list is active.
> 4) Temporarily set the list to require moderator approval (assuming the list
> tools allow that mode).
> 5) Activate the new list at the announced time.
> A brief moritorium probably would benefit the quality of the discussion as
> well, perhaps enough to make up for the inconvenience of a moritorium.
> [Obviously, this is the right list for this suggestion.... ;=]

I agree whole-heartedly with this.  And I didn't ask to be subscribed to this
list either!


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  deserve neither liberty nor safety."
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