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Re: Creating gcc-newbies mailing list. Too many mailinglists? Unified mailing list?
- From: Joe Buck <Joe dot Buck at synopsys dot COM>
- To: "J.C. Pizarro" <jcpiza at gmail dot com>
- Cc: Andrew Pinski <pinskia at gmail dot com>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 09:02:53 -0700
- Subject: Re: Creating gcc-newbies mailing list. Too many mailinglists? Unified mailing list?
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 04:22:31PM +0200, J.C. Pizarro wrote:
> The users don't want to join and detach to many mailing lists to post
> only a message once by week or month. He wants to post quickly,
> not to post slowly more than 10 minutes.
You're trying to optimize the wrong cost measure.
It's not in our interest to have people "post quickly". The
time cost to compose and post a message is less than the time cost
of the thousands of people who will read that message, even if most
kill it based on the subject line or sender's identity. Separate lists
saves the time of those who aren't interested in certain types of
messages, or those who must make sure that every message of a certain type
(a patch, for example) gets processed.
Also, you need not subscribe to a gcc list to post to it.