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

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 13:22:32 -0700
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Message-id: <B624C877-C80E-45E4-9B88-65092B759E7D@apple.com>
To: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>

Since we have considerable support for my proposal, and one person somewhat opposed (preferring no automatic notification), I think we should give it a try. Mike, can you set it up?

- 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.

We can check back in a few weeks from now, and consider a course correction if this setup turns out to be too spammy.

Regards,
Maciej

On Sep 21, 2010, at 12:18 PM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> Maciej Stachowiak, Tue, 21 Sep 2010 08:48:50 -0700:
>> On Sep 21, 2010, at 5:36 AM, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
>>> On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 23:30:37 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak 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.
>> 
>> You can preview whether the mail would be interesting by looking at 
>> mail with subject lines starting with "New" here: 
>> 
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-bugzilla/2010Sep/thread.html>. 
>> I read over all of the new bug messages, and it seemed like only a 
>> minority were editorial in nature. Many would affect browser 
>> behavior, often in ways that are relevant to compatibility.
> 
> FWIW, like most other who have reacted, I think your proposal is worth 
> trying, Maciej.  To only see the "New" messages seems like a useful 
> balance between need for attention and need to ignore.
> 
> For instance, one should not add the "NE" password because one, in 
> one's own evaluation, consider the bug as "interesting". Bug filers 
> will also disagree about what is interesting etc. But also, if we can 
> avoid that comments made to a bug lead to a bug messages sent to 
> public-html, then we also avoid that such comments are interpreted as 
> spamming of the list and similar things. 
> -- 
> leif halvard silli
> 
Received on Tuesday, 21 September 2010 20:23:07 UTC

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