Re: Need to Split Voting-project List

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sun Dec 21 2003 - 18:08:37 CST

I'm happy to host the list and do list admin again. I suggest using
the same approach for the archive.

I have set up the list, which will be
ready in about 15 minutes.

I will send a message to Alan with the current membership of the
voting-project list, and he will tell me whom to add to the new list.


Best regards,

At 3:07 PM -0800 12/21/03, Alan Dechert wrote:
>I think there is a need to split the voting-project email list. No decision
>has been made on this yet but after a long talk with David Jefferson today,
>I think this is clearly needed.
>Last summer, after regularly conversing with a number of people via email
>for some period of time, it became obvious we needed to have an email
>list -- it was becoming difficult and awkward to know who to include on the
>reply list. Arthur Keller took the initiative to create the list. He
>called it the "voting-project" list. At that time, I almost said "let's not
>call it that... it should be more like "demo-development-team."
>In the beginning, almost all of the list email was focused on who would do
>what in order to bring about a successful demo.
>Now, five months later, almost all of the discussion is about the
>"voting-project" and almost none of it is about how to get the demo done.
>I'm not saying this is bad. I'm glad to have people working on all aspects
>of the overall enterprise that is the OVC. Lately, I've taken to saying
>stuff on this list like, "we need to focus on the demo." I've concluded
>this is futile.
>So, I want to leave the voting-project list as it is, but take the
>discussion of the demo development to a separate list. Only people directly
>and actively involved in the demo will be on the list. A few people will be
>on both lists. David Mertz certainly has to be on both. I will be on
>both -- maybe Arthur too. But this new list (call it tentatively
>"demo-development" ) will focus on the demo. For this new list, I don't
>want any posts like, "here's a great article about VoteThere technology".
>The discuss will be strictly about getting the demo done. Other discussion
>should be taken anywhere except the demo-development list.
>So we will need list administration and archives for this new list. I'm not
>sure if we need to use the same people and sites for administration and
>archives -- whatever works. But I think we need this ASAP.
>-- Alan Dechert 916-791-0456

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