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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: Regarding the PPMC's Private List
Date Thu, 07 Jul 2011 16:11:52 GMT
Am 07/07/2011 05:44 PM, schrieb Rob Weir:
> We've received some criticism from our Mentors for using the private
> list too eagerly.  I'm certainly guilty in that.  I think the key
> thing is that the private list is for discussing matters that require
> privacy, but that this does not include discussing procedures around
> privacy and confidentiality in general.  This this message is, and
> should be, on the public list.
>
> I'd like to make two proposals:
>
> 1) I'm going to add an FAQ item on the PPMC FAQ's section of the
> website, on the proper use of the ooo-private list.  I'll invite you
> all to review and improve it.

+1

> 2) I wonder whether it would be a good idea, at least while the PPMC
> is still growing and we're getting up to speed, for all notes to the
> ooo-private list to be prefaced by a sentence explaining why the
> private list is needed for that message.  For example, "I am using the
> private list because this is account request email contains a members
> personal email address".  Thinking out loud like this could help
> reinforce the proper use of that list, and would also make the reasons
> of any mistaken uses more obvious and correctable.

... and before clicking the "Send" button the sender itself has a last 
chance to see if the private list really appropriate.

Marcus

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