What in the world happened to this list?

Shannon the Cannon (shannonj@uts.cc.utexas.edu)
Wed, 5 Apr 1995 12:26:48 -0500 (CDT)

Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 12:26:48 -0500 (CDT)
From: Shannon the Cannon <shannonj@uts.cc.utexas.edu>
Subject: What in the world happened to this list?
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.3.89.9504050841.A27593-0100000@curly.cc.utexas.edu>

>Shannon writes:
 >> Isn't there someone who has some control over the
 >> postings?

>Yes. You. And everybody else on the list.

I would like to thank Dan Connolly for fielding this one. And I would 
like to urge any of you who have been here since the discussions 
here had a little more depth, to urge others to keep FAQ's for other 
discussion groups. When I first subscribed to this list, I could 
understand about 10% of the discussions. That helps me, and I think the rest 
of the recipients of this list learn more about HTML and 
related topics. If we start discussing FAQ's then that is exactly what 
this list will become.

 >> Dan! Come on you must have some pull around here. Please,
 >> someone take a little control, weed out all the crud and get back to some
 >> of the real issues.

>Is this a call for a moderated mailing list? Is this a call to
>turn this list into a moderated list?

>        *** Are you volunteering to moderate? ***
>        *** to write a FAQ? ***

I wasn't actually volunteering, but if there is a desire for a 
comprehensive FAQ, or a need, which there seems to be, I would be happy 
to get things rolling. I would hope that there are enough people that 
still care enough about this list, that I could find some support?
I'm am completely open to suggestions.
	Maybe we should have a moderated list. We might have both a 
moderated and an unmoderated. Then we at least have an option. A filtered
list if you will. Have yours' the way you like it; with or without the FAQ's.
FAQ's are great, and there is a need for them...to bring people up to 
speed on the topic at hand...but a list is not the place to discuss them.
>Sorry to rain on your parade, but until a leader emerges, anarchy
>is the only rule.

	I am willing to take steps to get any ideas off the ground. If 
you have an interest in helping maintain the quality of this list please 
say so. I hate to see this list die completely.


>p.s. what we really need is better tools for collaborative discussion,
>so that you could benefit from my recommendations (if you like them)
>without my having to go through a lot of hassle, and so folks
>who don't like my recommendations wouldn't be constrained by them.

	Please, if you have any suggestions that the subscribers of this 
list would benefit from, let yourself be heard 

>I try to spend my time building those tools, rather than manually
>moderating discussion fora.

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                   Shannon Johnson

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