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Re: Creating gcc-newbies mailing list. Too many mailinglists? Unified mailing list?


2007/7/27, Joe Buck <Joe.Buck@synopsys.com> wrote:
> 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.

Could be a wrong cost measure, but it depends from the user wasting time
to post a message.

> 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.

I didn't know that posting a message can kill time to the people that
was reading it.

> Also, you need not subscribe to a gcc list to post to it.

It's non-announced phrase was unknown for me until now.


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