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Re: Bug mail (Was: [Bug 10479] add role=radiogroup to details element)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 15:01:25 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTindCF=pbeQJ0Bix7PpgA=gxc_XcWkvaC7yxrcPF@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>, Philip J├Ągenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, public-html@w3.org
On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> Therefore, I suggest the following proposal:
>
> - Stop sending notifications of keyword changes to public-html.
> - Start sending new bug notifications to public-html, but only for components that represent a draft we have published at least once.
> - Start sending new issue notifications from the tracker to public-html.
>
> Note that this will result in the public-html mailing list receiving *more* bugmail than currently - about twice as much per month. However, the mail we get would be much more likely to be relevant and informative. We would get some mail on spam bugs, but also a lot of useful new bug notifications with full text of the bug.
>
> What do Working Group members think of this proposal?

Strongly approve.  The bug tracking system is a black hole if you're
not explicitly searching for new things.  You note yourself that there
were several bugs submitted this month that you would have commented
on had you known about them soon enough.  I suspect the same is true
for *many* of us in this WG.

The "too much bugmail" complaints have actually been, imo, "too much
spam" complaints.  This change would drive the percentage of useful
bugmail far higher, which I suspect is much more acceptable to most
people.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 16 September 2010 22:02:18 UTC

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