Re: [GnomeMeeting-devel-list] Re: New mailing list

Before going public, and before being officially announced, the new
mailing list was announced in the IRC topic of the channel for
developers and people hanging in the channel. A public announcement was
of course foreseen.

My remark was just a "little" remark, so please don't take that as a
flame and don't start to pollute the mailing list with unuseful and
lengthy discussions. Better talk to me on the channel for that purpose
than sending SPAM to new subscribers.


Le mer 04/12/2002 à 23:11, Christian Rose a écrit :
> ons 2002-12-04 klockan 19.50 skrev Damien Sandras:
> > > Well, that's perhaps not the most obvious place to announce important
> > > news. I read the the channel topic about once a week or so.
> > 
> > Big mistake....
> How come? I read and use IRC when I have the time to do so, since I
> don't expect important news *only* to be announced on IRC. Why don't I
> expect it? Because IRC isn't a good channel for important announcements
> to begin with, since the signal-to-noise ratio is much to low. It's a
> tough and time-consuming job trying to read a backlog when you've been
> away a while and trying to just get the important bits and not the "hi",
> "bye", and other largely irrelevant "which-beer-is-the-best" social type
> of chat discussions. The benefit of mailing lists is that those
> socialising discussions are mostly not present there and the discussions
> are much more to the point, so the signal-to-noise ratio is much higher.
> IRC is a good complementary channel for announcements since it gets the
> immediate attention of those who are present and actively reading at the
> very same time, but it doesn't get the attention of much more than this
> set of people, and if you don't happen to be in this set of people at
> the very same time and actively reading, then it's hard to get this
> information or even notification that something important has been
> announced. That's why IRC should only be a complimentary channel for
> information, and that's why it should also only be considered as such a
> complimentary channel.
> Hopefully I've explained the obvious clearly enough now.
> Christian
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