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What about many many mailing lists?

July 25, 2000 08:32
What about many many mailing lists?
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A few people have made comments to the effect that the number of
mailing lists must not grow to be too large.  But I think it would be
a shame to decide this by accident.  it seems to me that a workable
alternative would be to assume that there would be a few big,
important mailing lists, but also that these would spin off small,
temporary mailing lists whose purpose was to resolve some side issue
and then present the conclusion back to the main group.

I suggested to Nat that we could set up a web page or some other
mechanism that would make it very easy to create a mailing list
quickly and then to destroy it again later.  (I would volunteer for
this if necessary.)  The technical issues are not difficult, because
of EZMLM.  The security issues also do not seem to be difficult.

I would be interested in whether this seems to be a good idea. Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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