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Re: Mailing list traffic

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 09:21:30 -0700
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+cyhMqRmuujyf334f0f11_hq4fygSQbDVHyUUibkDhHsg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
I agree with Daniel on this. Please keep one list, and encourage more
consistent use of subject conventions on which one may apply their own
filters.

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 4:24 AM, Daniel Glazman <
daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com> wrote:

> Le 01/02/12 11:09, fantasai a écrit :
>
>
>  January 2012 was the busiest month of all time for www-style according
>>> to the archives, with over a quarter more mails than the previous
>>> record. I am used to this amount of traffic and it might be an
>>> exception, but the Working Group should probably start making plans
>>> splitting the list if the traffic levels sustain (such as splitting it
>>> into a "static" and a "dynamic" portion, where the latter would discuss
>>> APIs and animations while the former discusses the rest, as an example).
>>>
>>
>> Agreed. I do think we need to split the list somehow; it's been on my mind
>> the last several months. I'll ask to put it on the agenda for the F2F.
>>
>
> I disagree entirely.
>
> First, nature hates vacuum: turn one list into 4 and we'll
> end up with four times more traffic to read and digest. Second,
> co-chairmen of the WG have to digest www-style to work on agendas and I
> certainly don't want to multiply that work by n. Third, the recent
> increased traffic in www-style was created by some endless discussions
> that don't always have an immediate technical value for the
> standardization work (128 messages about "Forums" for instance); in
> short, this is part of the signal/noise ratio that is inevitable when
> standardization work like ours happens in public. Create new lists and
> you'll soon have the same problems there plus the fact people not
> familiar with us will never know where precisely post a request/comment.
>
> </Daniel>
>
>
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