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From YiZhi Liu <eazhi....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: users@mxnet
Date Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:59:19 GMT
I am personally not a big fan of mailing list but agree with Thomas
that we may get extra users, which worth a try.
On the other hand, I also have concern that we do not have a community
big enough to support multiple forums. If people asked questions but
got no response, that can be worse than not having the mailing list at
all.
On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 5:46 PM Thomas DELTEIL
<thomas.delteil1@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I was actually the one stating that we didn't need a user mailing list
> during the Seattle meetup, given all the reasons already exposed above.
>
> However given what proponents of a mailing list said, I personally wouldn't
> mind adding a new channel as a user mailing list, and monitoring it. There
> seems to be a subset of users, used to apache projects, that wouldn't use
> the forum but would use a mailing list. Though I think it is not as
> feature-rich as the forum and there is a risk of dilution of information.
> It is more about reaching those extra users. If we see a dilution of
> traffic on the forum towards the mailing list (~currently 100 posts/week)
> then maybe we can reconsider our assumptions?
>
> All the best,
>
> Thomas Delteil
>
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 17:30 Pedro Larroy <pedro.larroy.lists@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I agree with Tianqi, Eric and others. We shouldn't dilute the community
> > with another forum. Disqus is already working and has healthy
> > participation, you can get an email digest if you so desire. Subscribing to
> > a mailing list to get a question answered is quite a heavyweight investment
> > for many people and users who might not have the resources nor mental
> > bandwidth to receive more email volume in their inboxes.
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 10:19 AM Tianqi Chen <tqchen@cs.washington.edu>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > The problem of having multiple separate channels of communication is that
> > > users get confused, and the cost of maintenance goes up(people have to
> > > watch both). As the current community was at discuss forum and many users
> > > prefer it, having a mail-list is only a burden we will bring
> > >
> > > Tianqi
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 9:48 AM, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > IMO, that is the wrong way to look at it.
> > > >
> > > > A users@ mailing list is a great, easy, low-cost and low-overhead way
> > of
> > > > *increasing* the user community and providing an extra level of
> > support.
> > > > Unless there is "strong evidence" that this is NOT the case, I would
> > > > recommend we create the list.
> > > >
> > > > > On Jun 16, 2018, at 12:28 AM, Tianqi Chen <tqchen@cs.washington.edu>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > So unless there is a strong evidence that our community users prefers
> > > the
> > > > > mail-list, I would recommend we keep the current way
> > > > >
> > > > > Tianqi
> > > > >
> > > > > On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 9:25 PM, Sergio Fernández <wikier@apache.org
> > >
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >> Are we targeting just Seattle as our community? I really hope
we are
> > > > >> thinking a bit beyond that...
> > > > >>
> > > > >> On Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 21:22 Tianqi Chen <tqchen@cs.washington.edu>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >>
> > > > >>> I remember last time during the mxnet meetup in Seattle,
we did a
> > > > survey,
> > > > >>> and most users preferred the current discuss forum. So I
would say
> > we
> > > > >> stick
> > > > >>> with that given the user community prefers that
> > > > >>>
> > > > >>> Tianqi
> > > > >>>
> > > > >>> On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 9:13 PM, Sergio Fernández <
> > wikier@apache.org
> > > >
> > > > >>> wrote:
> > > > >>>
> > > > >>>> Then, if everybody agree, let's request the mailing list
creation
> > to
> > > > >>> INFRA
> > > > >>>> ;-)
> > > > >>>>
> > > > >>>> Marco, I wouldn't do that. Typically developers are also
> > subscribed
> > > > >>> there,
> > > > >>>> since they may be the most informed people for answering
users'
> > > > >>> questions.
> > > > >>>> But the topics discussed there may not be of the interest
for pure
> > > > >>>> development purposes. Some discussions will jump from
users@ to
> > > dev@,
> > > > >>> but
> > > > >>>> at a different level. So I wouldn't forward one mailing
list to
> > the
> > > > >>> other.
> > > > >>>>
> > > > >>>> On Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 21:01 Marco de Abreu
> > > > >>>> <marco.g.abreu@googlemail.com.invalid> wrote:
> > > > >>>>
> > > > >>>>> I think nobody was opposed to it in the past, right?
> > > > >>>>>
> > > > >>>>> I'd propose that all emails automatically get copied
to dev@ to
> > > > >> ensure
> > > > >>>>> high
> > > > >>>>> visibility initially. What do you think?
> > > > >>>>>
> > > > >>>>> Sebastian <ssc@apache.org> schrieb am Fr.,
15. Juni 2018, 20:51:
> > > > >>>>>
> > > > >>>>>> I have already proposed this many times in the
past and would
> > > > >>> strongly
> > > > >>>>>> encourage it.
> > > > >>>>>>
> > > > >>>>>> -s
> > > > >>>>>>
> > > > >>>>>> On 15.06.2018 21:56, Sergio Fernández wrote:
> > > > >>>>>>> Hi,
> > > > >>>>>>>
> > > > >>>>>>> is there any good reason why the podling
doesn't have a users@
> > > > >>>> mailing
> > > > >>>>>> list
> > > > >>>>>>> yet?
> > > > >>>>>>>
> > > > >>>>>>> Honestly speaking, I'm not a big fan of the
other tools the
> > > > >> podling
> > > > >>>> is
> > > > >>>>>>> using. Slack and Web forums a cool tools,
and I used them a lot
> > > > >> in
> > > > >>>>> other
> > > > >>>>>>> contexts. But when it comes to transparency
and community,
> > > > >> mailing
> > > > >>>>> lists
> > > > >>>>>>> play a crucial role in the Apache Way.
> > > > >>>>>>>
> > > > >>>>>>> Users are the most important asset a project
can have. Even
> > more
> > > > >>> than
> > > > >>>>>>> developers, believe me. So I think it's time
to create a users@
> > > > >>>>> mailing
> > > > >>>>>>> list for to helping MXNet grow its community
beyong the core
> > > > >> team.
> > > > >>>>>>>
> > > > >>>>>>> Cheers,
> > > > >>>>>>>
> > > > >>>>>>
> > > > >>>>>
> > > > >>>>
> > > > >>>
> > > > >>
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >



-- 
Yizhi Liu
DMLC member
Amazon Web Services
Vancouver, Canada

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