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Re: Proposing Named & Numbered Issues for HTML (was: Leading the Forefront - with IRC ! ?)

From: John Joseph Bachir <jjb@ibiblio.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 19:16:08 -0400 (EDT)
To: Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel@gmail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0703251910220.19756@tribal.metalab.unc.edu>

On Sun, 25 Mar 2007, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> I propose we use something similar with respect to HTML. I suggest that 
> the chair or someone else be appointed to identify and manage a list of 
> issues. This would allos discussions on identified issues would need to 
> have those issue name/numbers in the subject, something like i.e. 
> "DocType01" and all list users would co-manage the list to ensure that 
> any conversations be identified by a specific issue or start with 
> (something like) "ProposedIssue00:"

Sounds an awful lot like a web forum. If the list is going to be so 
overwhelmingly busy, with segmented (in a good way) sub-discussions, then 
a web forum would be very appropriate. However I think trying to recreate 
that structure on the email list will prove unwieldy and inefficient. For 
example, consider the turnaround time required to suggest and create a new 
numbered issue.

John Bachir
aim/yim/msn/jabber.org/gtalk: johnjosephbachir
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