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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject too much traffic here
Date Sat, 04 Feb 2012 18:47:49 GMT
On 02/04/2012 09:15 AM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) wrote:
> We both care about this stuff, which is why we keep replying. I'm happy
> to continue to reply, so long as you are when I feel it's warranted. I've
> ignored a few of them that I didn't have the energy to, but that's the point
> of a mailing list. At the end of the day, I hope with the diligence and effort
> I've provided to reply to folks concerns (whether they think I've replied
> or addressed them or not), I am basically brain dumping and trying to 
> not leave any question as to what my opinions are. 

Chris & others,

Please do not feel obliged to answer every response to your messages
here.  That does not scale well.  There are a lot of people who read
this list.  Each message sent is equivalent to taking the floor in a
meeting with all of these people in the room.  Please pause to consider
that before responding or folks will start to leave this room.

A best practice on a list with this many members is to respond
thoughtfully on each thread just once per day.  Try to keep your
responses short, sticking to the points which are most important to you.
 Then wait, giving folks who might only read the list once a day a
chance to respond to each of your messages.  Use this time to gauge the
general response of the community.  Then try to respond to the list as a
whole rather than individually to each member of the list.

Thanks,

Doug

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