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From Dmitri Colebatch <...@nuix.com.au>
Subject Re: List traffic et al
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2001 07:29:56 GMT
Jeff,

On Fri,  6 Jul 2001 16:38, Jeff Kilbride wrote:
> Splitting along platform lines should retain
> a relatively good mix of newbies and experienced developers in each list,
> so I don't see the problem you are pointing out.
correct.  I suppose my reply was not so much to your email, more the 
discussion in general.  thats a very valid point you make.

> A digest version is already available for this list.
sorry - I didn't know.  I should RTFM!  (o:

cheers
dim


>
> --jeff
>
> > From: Dmitri Colebatch <dim@nuix.com.au>
> > Reply-To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> > Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 16:03:14 +1000
> > To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org, Jeff Kilbride <jeff@kilbride.com>
> > Subject: Re: List traffic et al
> >
> > I think the big problem with splitting the list is that everyone is going
> > to be interested in their own little niche.  I for instance learn nothing
> > by answering many questions that I answer, but I do learn things from
> > reading other answers.  If the list was split, I would (potentially) have
> > the option to only see the messages that I would learn from.  This
> > disadvantages other people on the list.  And this is going to occur at
> > all levels.  Even relative newbies should be capable of answering some
> > questions that they have just dealt with the day before.
> >
> > If we want to reduce traffic surely a digest is the option.  The JBoss
> > list has a _lot_ more traffic than this one, and I am able to receive
> > that in digest mode quite happily.
> >
> > anyway, my 2c
> >
> > cheesr
> > dim
> >
> > On Fri,  6 Jul 2001 15:45, Jeff Kilbride wrote:
> >> Even if the list is not split into these specific sub-topics, I would
> >> certainly like to see it split along Windows/Unix lines. I use Unix
> >> exclusively and I skip over 99% of the Windows questions, because I
> >> don't have any experience with Tomcat on that platform. I'm sure Windows
> >> users feel the same way about Unix related questions.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> --jeff
> >>
> >>> From: "Hemant Singh" <Singh_Hemant@Yahoo.com>
> >>> Organization: Supportscape Inc.
> >>> Reply-To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> >>> Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 13:39:13 +0530
> >>> To: <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> >>> Subject: Re: List traffic et al
> >>>
> >>> HI:
> >>> Heartly agree with yur idea and before this also i keep on getting
> >>> agree with same kind of ideas but i just dont know who is the moderator
> >>> of this group and how this can be acheived.
> >>> Regards
> >>> Hemant
> >>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>> From: "Milt Epstein" <mepstein@uiuc.edu>
> >>> To: <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> >>> Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 10:41 PM
> >>> Subject: Re: List traffic et al
> >>>
> >>>> On Tue, 3 Jul 2001, Sam Newman wrote:
> >>>>> Given the huge amount of traffic this list generates, I can rarely
> >>>>> get involved with the discussions that take place. It occurs to
me
> >>>>> that there sems to be three major discussion themes on the list
as a
> >>>>> whole:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> 1.) General servlet/jsp development issues and how tomcat affects
> >>>>> them 2.) General tomcat configuration issues
> >>>>> 3.) Webserver integration issues
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I guess as documentation improves (e.g. tomcat book, work by people
> >>>>> like Mike Slinn) points 2&3 will become less of an issue. I'm
just
> >>>>> wondering if there is any millage in perhaps splitting the list
into
> >>>>> 2 or 3 lists?  Personally, I've got no issues with getting tomcat
up
> >>>>> and running and so don't care too much about that end of things,
> >>>>> however the servlet/jsp development issues is more interesting to
> >>>>> me.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I don't have too strong an opinion on it, its just that I worry
I'm
> >>>>> missing some interesting topics because I don't have the time to
> >>>>> work though all the posts....
> >>>>
> >>>> This idea has come up before, and I think it's one of the best for
> >>>> dealing with the high volume on this list (I guess it's one of the two
> >>>> or three highest volume apache lists).  I even volunteered to take the
> >>>> lead in doing this.  So I sent a note to the list owner explaining the
> >>>> idea.  Unfortunately, I never heard anything back.  Without the list
> >>>> owner's cooperation/participation (or someone who can modify the
> >>>> apache/jakarta mailing lists), it won't be possible to do this.  So,
> >>>> we could do some work on this (i.e. figuring out what separate lists
> >>>> to have), but unless we know that it's going to come to something, it
> >>>> doesn't make sense to do too much work on it.
> >>>>
> >>>> Milt Epstein
> >>>> Research Programmer
> >>>> Software/Systems Development Group
> >>>> Computing and Communications Services Office (CCSO)
> >>>> University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
> >>>> mepstein@uiuc.edu

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