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Re: Organisational Reminder

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 09:37:51 -0600
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To: www-qa-wg@w3.org

At 10:56 AM 8/8/02 +0100, Andrew Thackrah wrote:

>  I'm already getting 'spammed' with three copies of each mail now and this
>  is getting a wee bit annoying - hitting Reply and cc'ing to www-qa-wg 
> results
>  in the reply-to recipient  getting 2 copies - and now an extra copy from 
> www-qa.
>I'm all for keeping the discussion off www-qa-wg

I think we're agreed to try this.  But if we do have to switch lists for a 
thread -- i.e. if someone starts on www-qa-wg -- I'd like copies to 
continue to go to www-qa-wg as well.  I use the archives a lot, and IMO 
spam (multiple copies) is a lesser evil than broken threads.  (Unless 
someone can suggest a better solution.)

>  ...I definitely agree that we should restrict www-qa-wg to logistics and 
> private chat.
>  If we want to discuss open QA issues let's just post them to www-qa

Fine.  We need to keep in mind, however, that the charter is specific that 
WG is responsible for reaching resolution on the issues, and rightly so -- 
we need to have a team of regular participants for issue closure to be 
effective and efficient.  We can see how the process shakes out -- we 
typically close issues in telecon anyway, or at least verify/confirm 
closure in telecon.

Also as Dimitris pointed out, this stuff isn't for everyone -- I suspect 
some will consider it spam, and are satisfied with summaries, minutes 
pointers, and NweeksinQA.  (Not our problem, you can't please everyone!)

>  And perhaps create www-qa-ig to give the IG its own forum to discuss IG 
> specifics

I'm generally against a third list, but that's IG's concern and 
decision.  We have been struggling for a year with proper use of two 
lists.  I can see the same dynamic emerging with a third list, if not very 
carefully scoped -- something starts on it that really ought to be on 
www-qa, or evolves into www-qa business.

Received on Thursday, 8 August 2002 11:37:51 UTC

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