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Re: Mailing list traffic

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 09:21:30 -0700
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+cyhMqRmuujyf334f0f11_hq4fygSQbDVHyUUibkDhHsg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
I agree with Daniel on this. Please keep one list, and encourage more
consistent use of subject conventions on which one may apply their own

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 4:24 AM, Daniel Glazman <
daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com> wrote:

> Le 01/02/12 11:09, fantasai a écrit :
>  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 am used to this amount of traffic and it might be an
>>> exception, but the Working Group should probably start making plans
>>> splitting the list if the traffic levels sustain (such as splitting it
>>> into a "static" and a "dynamic" portion, where the latter would discuss
>>> APIs and animations while the former discusses the rest, as an example).
>> Agreed. I do think we need to split the list somehow; it's been on my mind
>> the last several months. I'll ask to put it on the agenda for the F2F.
> I disagree entirely.
> First, nature hates vacuum: turn one list into 4 and we'll
> end up with four times more traffic to read and digest. Second,
> co-chairmen of the WG have to digest www-style to work on agendas and I
> certainly don't want to multiply that work by n. Third, the recent
> increased traffic in www-style was created by some endless discussions
> that don't always have an immediate technical value for the
> standardization work (128 messages about "Forums" for instance); in
> short, this is part of the signal/noise ratio that is inevitable when
> standardization work like ours happens in public. Create new lists and
> you'll soon have the same problems there plus the fact people not
> familiar with us will never know where precisely post a request/comment.
> </Daniel>
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