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RE: Limiting new members emails

From: Domenic Denicola <d@domenic.me>
Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 18:37:41 +0000
To: Paul Libbrecht <paul@hoplahup.net>, "tink@tink.uk" <tink@tink.uk>
CC: Marcos Caceres <marcos@marcosc.com>, "public-webapps@w3.org WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BY2PR05MB1959ABEE39312DC284EA4D59DF140@BY2PR05MB1959.namprd05.prod.outlook.com>
I can understand enjoying such emails, especially for people who don't already have overflowing inboxes already.

But I wonder, could we have a separate mailing list, or perhaps a catch-all webapps GitHub repository, for technical discussions? Then those of us who feel overwhelmed could send public-webapps to the trash bin in our email clients (since we're not allowed to unsubscribe), and subscribe to the separate list for technical discussions.

Looking over the archives, I see the following technical discussion threads in 2017, omitting bugspam:

- "Re: FPWD of Pointer Lock 2.0" (arguably should have been a separate thread)
- "Seeking clarity over user-experience"
- "Generalization of Service Worker external events"
- "[service-workers] A pattern for preventing worker termination indefinitely"
- "[service-workers] Aggressive worker fetching in Chrome"
- Various meeting minutes

I'd love if there were some list for only such threads, so that I could subscribe to them without getting the administrative emails.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Libbrecht [mailto:paul@hoplahup.net]
> Sent: Monday, May 1, 2017 14:26
> To: tink@tink.uk
> Cc: Marcos Caceres <marcos@marcosc.com>; public-webapps@w3.org WG
> <public-webapps@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: Limiting new members emails
> 
> as a complete “passive observer” of webPlat.
> This together with publications’ announces and sometimes questions, and
> my small little world of GitHub issues… That’s far from making me feel
> overwhelmed and I rather appreciate to see the name of new actors!
> Maybe one should request a more detailed presentation (e.g. what
> specialisation) and a more detailed expectations description… But sure I
> cannot require that!
> 
> Paul
> 
> 
> > On 01 May 2017, at 14:03, Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk> wrote:
> >
> > On 01/05/2017 06:50, Marcos Caceres wrote:
> >> Hi Web Platform WG Chair,
> >> In the interest of reducing email noise, I'd like to request that the
> >> Chairs stop sending new member announcements to the list. Although
> >> it's lovely that people introduce themselves, etc. what is more
> >> valuable is that new members get up to speed on how to best
> >> contribute (on Github! ❤️).
> >
> > Thanks Marcos.
> >
> > Helping new members actively contribute is definitely valuable. We send
> each new member pointers to useful information like our work mode, pub
> status (which includes links to all Github repos), and encourage them to
> contribute - or ask questions if they're not sure where to start.
> >
> > We also welcome them to the official WG list because, as you note, it's a
> lovely thing to do. It also helps existing WebPlat members discover people
> with knowledge that is useful to the work being done - and enabling them to
> reach out to new members to encourage them to contribute to a particular
> spec or activity.
> >
> > So although it creates a few additional emails, it feels like something worth
> doing in the interests of making people feel welcome and helping them find
> ways to actively contribute on Github.
> >
> > Léonie
> > --
> > @LeonieWatson tink.uk Carpe diem
> >

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