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

From: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 14:36:31 +0200
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.vjdum22fsr6mfa@kirk>
On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 23:30:37 +0200, 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?

I'm not sure I'd see this as a great improvement. If the total volume  
increases and the amount of uninteresting mail remains fairly high, I'll  
keep skimming them very quickly or just marking them all as read. Most  
bugs that I've filed via the WHATWG review comment tool are editorial and  
I don't think the list needs to know about them.

Assuming that most bugs are uninteresting, couldn't we manually CC  
public-html on the few bugs that need wider discussion? If that's not  
technically possible, then having no automatic bugmail and having someone  
who cares enough manually write an email saying "what do you think about  
this bug?" would still be better than what we current have, for me at  
least.

-- 
Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 21 September 2010 12:37:25 GMT

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