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Re: Semantic web discussions

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 16:32:53 +0100
Message-ID: <464C75A5.7030101@hpl.hp.com>
To: "T.Heath" <T.Heath@open.ac.uk>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org


There seem to be subcommunities both that want, and do not want, 
announcements.

A modified version of my previous proposal would be a policy that all 
announcements must start with ANN: (or some other defined tag).
This would allow the people who don't want the announcements to easily 
filter them to /dev/null.
I believe we would still need a robot to enforce that rule, using the 
heuristics from earlier (except that messages starting ANN: would be 
allowed through).

e.g.
[[
(Auto-)Moderator message:

Judging from your subject line:
    **Subject Line**
you have attempted to post an announcement to semantic-web@w3.org.
Such postings are permitted but must start with the sequence "ANN:" in 
the subject line.
Please modify your subject line, either to include such a tag, or to not 
include any of the following keywords that trigger this automatic 
response: **aaa, bbb, ccc** .
]]

Jeremy

T.Heath wrote:
>> - would be nice to have some sort of shared calendar where to 
>> put CFPs and conference dates. Not sure is possible with
> GoogleCalendar, 
>> but would be nice. Also a "semantic" application for the 
>> management of this 
>> kind of advertising would be interesting (using SWRC for 
>> instance). I am thinking to the way many people usually check
> conferences
>> around the world: they periodically write the dates in a calendar and 
>> then decide where to go from a calendar view.
> 
> The OntoWorld Wiki <http://ontoworld.org/wiki/Main_Page> has a section
> for Events, intended for exactly this purpose. It's already well
> populated so lets make even better use of that. It's backed by Semantic
> Mediawiki, so the semantic capabilities are already there :)
> 
>> - CFPs and similar posts could reamin in the SW mailing list, 
>> but their 
>> posting could be improved by very simply establishing a 
>> common prefix in 
>> the Subject, like "[CFP]". This way we could accomodate both who read 
>> such type of posts together with the rest, and who prefer to filter.
> 
> I would vote against creating a new list. Event announcements are a
> pretty key feature of the community IMHO and it would be a shame to
> ghettoise these in a different location. Perhaps an automatic [SW]
> subject line prefix on all mails would be a good start, plus [ANN] or
> [CFP] added manually by the sender where appropriate.
> 
> As a general rule I think many CFP mails could benefit from not using
> the event acronym in the subject line; I probably don't know what
> YASWE2007 stands for, but spelling it out makes it much easier for me to
> filter manually by scanning the subject line.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Tom.
> 

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