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[Admin] use of email addresses

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 08:09:21 -0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <748de40a2ef6932a2177e0af4c999a45.squirrel@webmail.sophia.w3.org>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org

A specific admin issue on the usage of the mailing list...

The way our mailing list has been set up (we can discuss whether we want a change, but that is a different issue) is
that only people on the Working Group can send mail to the list (though the archives are free) and, moreover, only
with the email address that is bound to their W3C account. All other mails end up in a moderator queue which means, in
practice, I have to redirect those mails to the mailing list to give it an authorization. I can do that easily from my
usual mail client but, for example, the smtp ports are closed in the hotel right now, I can only use webmail that does
not have that feature. So this has to be done later.

A typical example is that Jeremy sent a mail to the I18N people (Addison, Martin) who all make a global reply and
their mails end up on the moderator queue (there are some right now, I hope I handle that once I am at the BBC). Hence
the lateness of some of their responses. But there are also some mails from bona fide group members who use a
different email address.

I am o.k. if we decide a change in the mailing list set up policy but, until this is done, please do not forget this
issue. I may not always be around to handle the moderation queues...



Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
URL: http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/
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Received on Wednesday, 12 October 2011 08:09:52 UTC

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