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Re: Large amount of mail - delete if not interetsed

From: Leslie K. Yoder <lkyoder@pacbell.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 18:40:36 -0800
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <00d801c19d6e$0332aa60$6401a8c0@computer>
As a wai lurker who subscribes to many lists and truly enjoys this one, I
would advise against any sort of dividing or "chat-listing."

The best lists--those most textured and friendly--are flexible enough to
tolerate the occasional (or even fervent) off-topic posting.  Just as one
depends on the preliminaries and asides at a business meeting, the
digressions on lists are essential to community building.

Of course, there will always be those who lose patience and want to get down
to business, but they, too, are part of the joy that is virtual interaction.

Respectfully,
Leslie K. Yoder
Southwestern College
lyoder@swc.cc.ca.us
lkyoder@pacbell.net



----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Burke" <burke@ucla.edu>
To: "Simon White" <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: Large amount of mail (was RE: Help Unsubscribing) - delete if
not interetsed


> At 09:31 AM 1/14/02, Simon White wrote:
> >Dear All,
> >I agree that sometimes the number of emails from this list can get to be
a
> >bit daunting, but as there is no moderator it becomes a little more
> >difficult to suppress the enthusiasm of the group. I for one do not mind
> >the massive amount of emails that I receive from this list (it is fewer
> >than others out there, let me tell you
> I would agree with this. You ain't seen high-traffic yet! ...
>
> I would also agree with:
>
> >So, my suggestion is this: if the question is specific to a person (or if
> >you are merely putting in your two pence/cents worth) please send the
> >comments directly to the specific person rather than the group as a
whole.
>
>
> It would be useful for some purposes to have a WAI-IG-Unofficial-Chat
list.
> For example, the perennial problem of discussing other people's
> poorly-coded Web sites could be handled in this way. It could also be used
> to discuss political and social issues that may be relevant background to
> WAI but are not part of its specific tasks. Of course summaries or
> conclusions from interesting & on-topic discussions could always be posted
> back to the main list. So you could sub to the Unofficial Chat list, which
> would be like the DVD with all the outtakes & alternate cuts, or you could
> sub to the main list, which would be like going to the theater & just
> getting the final edited product (but without paying 9 bucks).
>
> Patrick
>
Received on Monday, 14 January 2002 21:40:23 GMT

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