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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Too many lists
Date Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:05:11 GMT
On 12/15/11 7:36 AM, Ross Gardler wrote:
> On 15 December 2011 04:33, Raphael Bircher<>  wrote:
>> Am 15.12.11 00:26, schrieb Ross Gardler:
>>> I'm really concerned about the tendency of the AOO project to keep
>>> proposing and seriously considering new lists (well that is probably
>>> over stating it, but I am genuinely concerned).
>>> Each time you create a list you separate the community from itself. It
>>> should not happen until there is a proven need for it. Splitting the
>>> community in this way leads to questions like "which list should this
>>> be on" and subsequently "which list should I search to find the answer
>>> to this".
>> If you have only one list you endup with the question. "Wich E-Mail should I
>> read and wich not". I for my person read a mailing list with about 30 mails
>> per dey.
> I agree, but my point is that we are not anywhere near 30 mails per
> day on, for example, I10n.


exactly i think less people make use of the tags we introduce months 
ago. See

We also agreed that the list of used tags should grow over time and 
should be extended to new discussion topics/areas.

Before we create a new list we should first use the approach of clear 
tags to focus on specific discussions. With this approach it's very easy 
to control which thread is worth reading or where you are interested in.

How about [l10n] for localization specific discussions.

And [??] for everything where people would like to have a separate list 
over time if the traffic will grow too much.


> The use of good subjects helps people decide what to read (especially
> if tags are used as previously discussed).
> Yesterday I read "lets use the marketing list more" (or words to that
> affect). Why was the list created if it was not going to be used?
> How did OOo get to hundreds of unused lists which we get accused of
> not mailing about the move to AOO because people had fallen out of the
> habit of reading them because nothing important ever happens there.
> Read my mail again, I didn't say *never* create new lists.
> Ross

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