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Re: What about many many mailing lists?

Jonathan Scott Duff
July 25, 2000 08:40
Re: What about many many mailing lists?
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On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 11:38:29AM -0400, wrote:
> 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.

Sounds like a good idea to me.  I think these lists should also be at
least loosely moderated to prevent what happened to bootstrap.  Having
someone around with a strong sense of what's on-topic and what's not
helps keep everyone in check.

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