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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Volunteers for mailing list moderation
Date Mon, 20 Mar 2006 19:01:50 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> 
> 
> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>>
>>
>> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>>> Leo Simons wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 08:04:34AM -0500, Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>>>>> It's not a moderator issue, Leo.  We actually have zero moderation 
>>>>> requirements for the Harmony lists because we set things up to 
>>>>> require people to subscribe in order to post.
>>>>
>>>> Oh. Kewl. Nevermind me then. I do hope we don't have that set up for 
>>>> PPMC -
>>>> PPMCs need to be reachable 'n stuff.
>>>
>>> no, wait, having *one* moderator for a mail list is a bad idea, no 
>>> matter what. I pretty strongly suggest to add a few more if there are 
>>> volunteers.
>>
>> -ppmc is not configured the same as -dev, and has multiple moderators. 
>> -dev is special because of the onslaught that we were expecting.  it's 
>> worked very well so far.
> 
> Just to be clear what "it's worked very well so far" means...
> 
> We have our -dev list configured in a way that requires no human 
> moderation for two reasons :
> 
> 1) We wanted to shield ourselves from the initial onslaught of "I like 
> Java!  I want to help!" messages that a high-profile project like this 
> would attract, which give the moderators for Geronimo (myself included) 
> at the start an awful lot of work.  By forcing everyone who wants to 
> submit to actually subscribe, we ensure that people have thought about 
> their interest, and it isn't just a "throwaway".
> 
> 2) We want to ensure that anyone who posts to the list understands the 
> terms under which they are posting, and asking people to subscribe does 
> that.
> 
> Having me listed as moderator for -dev is really only a "canary in the 
> mine" - if something changes in how the mail list is configured, a human 
> (me in this case) will possibly receive a mail, and will hopefully cause 
> me to scratch my head and wonder why....
> 
> I'll change that to -ppmc now so in the event of a problem, the entire 
> ppmc sees it...

awesome, thanks a lot.

-- 
Stefano.


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