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Re: wg members status

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 02:11:36 -0700
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Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>


On Apr 10, 2007, at 11:22 PM, Daniel Glazman wrote:

>
> As Karl recently pointed out in www-html, we're now more than 300
> on the mailing-list... Not only we don't know who is really who
> but we don't know who is planning to really participate and
> who's just visiting. This 300+ number just scares me.
>
> It already seems old to me, but in my comments on the first charter,
> I proposed to adapt the "in good standing" status for this WG. Here's
> what I have in mind : have two different status for people in this WG,
> "participant" and "observer". Everyone is "observer" by default,  
> meaning
> you're receiving the mailing-list. Only "participants" can post to the
> mailing-list. Moving to "participant" requires an action from the
> member, namely check a box in a web page and click on Apply.
> It should also be possible to move back to "observer" (maybe not for
> W3C full members).

What's the benefit of keeping people with "observer" status from  
posting to the mailing list? It seems like only people who don't want  
to post in the first place will take "observer" status, in which case  
it will have little effect.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2007 09:11:52 UTC

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