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From Donald Harbison <>
Subject Re: Regarding the PPMC's Private List
Date Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:56:13 GMT

On Jul 7, 2011 11:45 AM, "Rob Weir" <> wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
> -Rob

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