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RE: Proposal: optimizing mailing list 'bahaviour'

From: wangxiao <wangxiao@musc.edu>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 10:12:04 -0500
To: <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000a01c62741$dbddedf0$66741780@BIOXIAO>

> This seems a bit more disciplined than is likely to fly on a 
> large and diverse group like this one.  In addition, I think 
> it might to some extent inhibit discussion because some 
> people would be intimidated by the requirement of learning a 
> bunch of rules about the syntax and semantics of the Subject 
> line.  And then there would be other people, like me 
> probably, who would take one look at all those rules and just 
> ignor them.  Not to mention a LARGE number of people who 
> would object to spending time and effort discussing issues like this.


A bit chaos is an inherited property of public forum. We can all live with
it.  By forcing the person who raises the questsion to collect/organize
answers turns a spontaneous and volunteer act into a responsibility.  That
might scare a lot of people off this list. I don't think it is healthy.

This is an interest group.  Thus, if a question doesn't raise a lot of
interest, there won't be a lot of discussions. If it does, just let it be. 

Received on Wednesday, 1 February 2006 15:12:12 UTC

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