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From Simon Phipps <si...@webmink.com>
Subject Re: Making mailing lists useful (was Re: [Proposal])
Date Fri, 12 Aug 2011 16:23:35 GMT

On 12 Aug 2011, at 16:53, Rob Weir wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Dennis E. Hamilton
> <dennis.hamilton@acm.org> wrote:
>> -1
>> 
>> Hey, a terrific blow for community there, Rob!
>> 
>> Please don't ever do that again for a matter under active discussion.  Not ever.
>> 
>> I urge you to revert those changes.
>> 
> 
> I disagree.   Bikeshedding on the list is not an impediment to action.
> I implemented one of the proposals discussed on the list. It is in
> SVN.  If someone feels strongly, they can revert.  But note that in
> CTR, -1's are invalid unless accompanied by technical objections, a
> statement of an alternative proposal and a willingness to implement
> the alternative.

You win, you are indeed a master of standards chess and navigating rules. I am not going to
the incredible effort that would be required for me to tinker with what you've done there;
the "just submit a patch" thing is too high a barrier for something so minor.

S.


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