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From Rob Weir <apa...@robweir.com>
Subject Re: Making mailing lists useful (was Re: [Proposal])
Date Wed, 10 Aug 2011 22:12:40 GMT
On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 5:28 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 9:01 AM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com>wrote:
>
>> On 8 August 2011 16:14, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> ...
>>
>> > From my perspective, I don't see the one BIG list as bad, but it would be
>> > VERY helpful if folks could label messages more succinctly and restrict
>> > discussion to rather specific aspects.
>>
>> +1
>>
>> Not to mention useful subject lines (take a look at what the original
>> subject was for the thread I took this from - I didn't edit the
>> original and it is not truncated)
>>
>> > And, documenting what's been discussed is CRITICAL! It is madness to try
>> to
>> > sift through these messages to get to the "implementable" aspects.
>>
>> +1
>>
>> I really like the practice I see in some communities where someone
>> will take long rambling threads and post a "[summary] foo bar" mail
>> the the thread periodically. This is brilliant for those needing to
>> catch up and also acts as a description of "impementable" conclusions
>> and community consensus that is emerging.
>>
>> Ross
>>
>
> Great idea if we could find a volunteer! I tried to do this (only once) on
> the "refactoring discussion" but I'll tell you some of these discussions are
> SO lengthy it's impossible.
>
> Maybe we'll do better (and some good soul will step up for the documentation
> aspects) if we can adhere to some discussion standards.
>

We have a mailing lists page:
http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/mailing-lists.html

A list of proposed subject tags would fit very well there, after the
first paragraph.   Committers can easily edit this using the Apache
CMS in their browsers:

http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/docs/edit-cms.html

For example, I just added the link the email tips earlier today.

-Rob


> Let's keep our fingers crossed.
>
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