Re: Need for smaller message list groups or boards

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu Apr 28 2005 - 15:42:50 CDT

At 1:16 PM -0700 4/28/05, Alan Dechert wrote:
> > On Apr 28, 2005, at 3:09 PM, Marty Schrader wrote:
>> > Folks, I can't keep up with this list. There are over 200 OVC messages
>> > from April in my inbox that I haven't had a chance to examine yet. I
>> > propose that we split up the discussion to follow the major components
>> > of the EVM: Operations, Software, and Hardware.
>> Arthur *did* set up several sub-lists, which seem essentially unused.
>> However, I don't see any point in doing as Marty suggests. 200/mo
>> isn't *really* that many.
>Yeah, it's been kinda slow, actually. We averaged 35 messages per day last
>May (1068 total).
>There are various ways participants can manage list email ... like send
>ovc-discuss messages into a separate folder.
>Also, we have 2 other practically unused forums: One on sourceforge and the
>other at I would especially like to see the forum on
> get more use. It's a way for casual passers-by to get some
>questions answered.

Push-style fora are easier than pull-style. That's why there's always
been more discussions on email than on the Wiki. The disadvantage
is that it's harder to catch up with when new.

As for what's on, it's better for that to be an edited
document, like the FAQ was, than to have some free-for-all dialog
*directly* on the website.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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