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Re: Mailing list traffic

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 12:48:50 +0000
Message-id: <3EDEB9C1-57CD-4DA1-8B40-39C416A92FF9@apple.com>
To: "www-style@w3.org Style" <www-style@w3.org>

On Feb 1, 2012, at 5:16 , Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

> Hi,
>  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 don't think this is, by itself, a reason to split a list.  A reason to split a list is that it is high volume and the user population can be divided: that is, A and B can be discussed separately AND there are people only interested in A, and only interested in B.  If this isn't true, then splitting the list merely gives everyone two lists to subscribe to, not one.  And if you split when the subjects are not really disjoint, you risk misinformed people…

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:49:31 UTC

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