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From Doug McCune <d...@dougmccune.com>
Subject Re: What is on-topic? Was: Painful story...
Date Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:36:52 GMT
>
> This is a fairly high-traffic list.


This has come up in many people's discussions over the past few days. It
used to be true, it's not anymore [1]. For better or worse, the mailing
list activity has died down incredibly. If you are using an email client
that groups by thread, there are *very* few topics being discussed at the
moment.  I count a total of 34 threads being discussed in the last week.
That's not to say that 34 conversations isn't a decent bunch, but it takes
all of about 30 seconds to scan the headlines for an entire week of content
and figure out if any of it is interesting to you.

And then of course there's the flex-users list, which has never been used,
as in not a single message [2]. I think getting flex-users going would be
great, but let's be honest about the fact that this is the *only* active
Apache Flex list/forum/whatever at the moment. Telling people to go post
their topics in the echoing silence of the flex-users list, which for all
intents and purposes isn't alive, seems a bit silly.

So yes, by all means let's get the Flex uses list going, but in the
meantime, given the declining traffic on this list, the stalled progress of
the project as a whole, and the fact that nearly all the current discussion
is focused on infrastructure/build stuff, does it really do so much harm to
have a few extra conversations here?

[1] see attachment
[2] http://markmail.org/search/+list:org.apache.incubator.flex-users

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