Re: Handling email

From: laird popkin <lairdp_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Thu Nov 04 2004 - 18:55:29 CST

I'd second Robert's suggestion that we form an 'announcement' list
(voting-announce). I'd like to further suggest that the announcement
list be set up so that only a small number of OVC representatives can
post to it, and that the only items on the list are occasional OVC
announcements and requests, so that people who want to follow the
project but not participate in discussions can do so.

General discussion of the broad OVC project (mission, organizational
issues, web site, whether we can run OVC on Playstations, etc.) should
remain on the voting-project list.

- LP

On Thu, 4 Nov 2004 16:45:56 -0800, Alan Dechert
<alan@openvotingconsortium.org> wrote:
> Robert,
>
> > I suggest dividing the list into two lists - one for business and
> > announcements, one for general discussion. I've had to do that with
> > several listgroups in the past, and it usually works well.
> >
> We divided the list once before. People that were working on the demo
> became swamped with messages unrelated to demo development. So we created a
> separate list. It did work (although that list is now dormant. The last
> message seems to have been JUL 16).
>
> We have talked about an announcements-only list but I'm not sure what became
> of that concept.
>
> For people that actually like to participate in discussions but are not
> involved in OVC mission critical stuff, a possible division might break
> along these lines. Less than half of the voting-project list members are
> OVC members. I suspect non-members are less interested in organizational
> stuff. So, maybe OVC members (board members, founding members, supporting
> members, etc.) would be on one list and we could have another list that
> would be primarily non-members but could include members too. The problem I
> see is that some members that are on both lists will want to send a message
> to both lists (we had this problem when developers and non-developers had
> separate lists with some overlap). If members and non-members are strictly
> segregated, then a lot of interesting discussion would be missed by people
> that would like to participate in some thread on the other list.
>
> I'm not sure about dividing the list at this point.
>
> Alan D.
>
>

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- Laird Popkin, cell: 917/453-0700
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