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From Alain Ekambi <jazzmatad...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: What is on-topic? Was: Painful story...
Date Mon, 18 Jun 2012 09:47:50 GMT
Who exactly  decides what s appropritate and what s not ?
If  one dont like a given  topic  she should just ignore it.
Simple s that.
Personally I dont like the idea of telling people what and where they
should or should not write stuff.

2012/6/18 John Fletcher <fletchgqc@gmail.com>

> 2012/6/15 Jeffry Houser <jeffry@dot-com-it.com>:
> >
> >  I don't believe I was being unfriendly.  This is mailing list explicitly
> > related to building the Apache Flex SDK.  Your experiences / pains on
> > building HTML apps has no place here.
>
> +1 Jeffry.
>
> No-one is trying to attack the OP nor the ensuing participants in the
> discussion, so let's take out the personal side. Questioning what is
> appropriate content for this mailing list is valid.
>
> It's fair to say that there were many such discussions on this list
> about 3-6 months ago, for example discussions along the lines of "Is
> Flex dead?" Initially I was interested but later I almost unsubscribed
> a number of times. I just want to be kept up to date with the main
> points of development like the JIRA import, 4.8 release, how to
> compile and run the latest apache Flex version, how to contribute,
> general direction and feelings of the development team. To solve my
> own problem I even almost suggested a "dev announcements" list or
> similar where people like me could hear about the important stuff and
> none of the fluff. What kept me subscribed is the fact that in the
> last few months I felt the conversation increasingly narrowing to the
> critical points and there was less of the sideline discussion. But how
> many others like me have already unsubscribed?
>
> This is a fairly high-traffic list. We want to attract the maximum
> amount of people who are really interested in contributing to
> subscribe, because I think people that are subscribed are more likely
> to contribute and in particular are more likely to contribute quality
> because they are in touch with the latest info. But the high-traffic
> nature of the list is discouraging to people whose time is short
> and/or valuable. The best way to solve this is to keep the content
> highly focussed.
>
> What is the stated purpose of this list? Currently: "This is where the
> project community hangs out. This list is used to coordinate
> activities and ensure we are all pulling in the same direction. This
> is a high traffic list." This description is quite vague (particularly
> the first sentence) and therefore permits the post that kicked off
> this discussion. I would recommend tightening this description. And
> the easist way to enforce it is to have a specific place to send the
> non-conforming discussions. Since we have a "Flex Users" list with an
> even more permissive description (essentially "to discuss Flex"), this
> would seem like the ideal place to redirect discussions which don't
> fit our tight description.
>
> If people would like to participate in discussions about Flex
> development AND Flex in general, then they can subscribe to both
> lists. If not, just subscribe to one. Everyone is happy.
>
> John
>

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