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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: Creating announce@ lists by default
Date Thu, 28 Mar 2013 06:50:14 GMT
On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 2:46 PM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
> I don't believe we should force an announce@ list on anybody. But I do
> think it might be a good idea to mention a few of the standard lists that
> projects might consider requesting.

No strong opinion. Generally, I don't think podlings have much to
announce. A few releases, at most, before they graduate. IMO, just put
those on announce@ and be done with it.

Large communities arriving at the Incubator could certainly do well
with an announce@. But new/small projects? Not so much.

> user@, dev@, announce@, etc. commits@ is required. When you're community
> grows, you may want to consider tickets@, and general@, etc. CloudStack had
> marketing@ before we graduated, even.

Note: as mentioned else-thread, we strongly discourage a users@
mailing list for podlings. (or more precisely, those building *new*

>> Oh, and while we are at it: some a.o projects have users@project.a.o(plural) and
others have user@project.a.o(singular). We should at least unify this for the upcoming podlings
>> please ;)
> Sounds sensible.

Agreed. I took a quick look on mail-archive.a.o, and it appears that
user@ is more popular than users@ (185 vs 76).

(bummer, cuz svn uses users@ ...)


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