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From "Jean T. Anderson" <>
Subject [DISCUSS] [VOTE] roll women@a.o into dev@community.a.o
Date Fri, 16 Jul 2010 15:15:28 GMT
Anjana G Bhattacharjee wrote:
> -1 (unbinding)
> because this vote, and the "dot it" slip, reminds me of a problem of
> relevance when "dotting the i's and crossing the t's" when framing any vote,
> so to speak
> in this case, would suggest that there may be a significant difference
> between the options of:
> (a) closing women@ and
> (b) setting up an autoresponder
> agreeing to option (a) would mean that someone looking for the keyword
> "women@" in order to discuss an issue that he/she/they may initially feel
> fits into such a category, may not know to search for a "dev@" possibility
> instead, and so remain silence(d)
I plan to post to women@ indicating that we are closing the list and 
dev@community welcomes their posts.

> on the other hand, agreeing to option (b) could help mitigate this
> circumstance
Thanks -- that's a terrific suggestion to auto-respond that women@ 
activity has moved to dev@community. If this vote passes, I'll check 
with infra@ to see if an an auto-responder can be set up.



> but as the vote is currently construed, it is not possible to distinguish
> between options (a) and (b), and so a simple vote count at the end of this
> vote may miss the point
> personally, would like to keep a place for women@ if only for such aesthetic
> redirection for the time being at least ...
> On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 10:17 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz <
>> wrote:
>>> [X ] +1 let's dot it
>> -Bertrand (I meant "let's do it" of course ;-)

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