[oclug]Relation between "Announce" and "General"
shad.young at sympatico.ca
Wed Jan 8 09:59:15 EST 2003
Let me add my voice in support of this notion, with an extension...
*all* oclug related lists should be subsets of the general list, *all*
I for one have mentioned many times I do not wish to subscribe to more
than one list. I have enough list subscriptions to manage as it is. The
sublists are, as Brad and Charles mentioned, for those who do not want
the traffic of the main list, but subscribing to General should provide
me with everything.
By "everything" I mean everything: announce, events, tech, board, OT ...
everything. This way I can at least audit everything without having to
subscribe to yet another list. If I then wish to participate in a
discussion taking place on a sub-list I can choose to subscribe at that
OCLUG is an information resource, not a development (product or
business) collaboration forum. It is also far too small to
compartmentalize in this manner and the separation of these lists into
"board" etc smacks of elitism.
Having general be a subscriber of all the lists would provide at least
the appearance of transparency and openness. Ideally all OCLUG lists
would be concatenated back into one as the splitting is not something I
On Wed, 2003-01-08 at 08:09, charles.macdonald at hrdc-drhc.gc.ca wrote:
> <<<From: Brad Barnett <bb at L8R.net>
> That is, if you don't want to follow the OCLUG general list, but still
> want to be kept up to date on OCLUG events, subscribe to the Announce
> If you want to subscribe to the main list, don't subscribe to the announce
> list. Otherwise you will get duplicate emails.
> All emails sent to OCLUG-Announce should also be mirrored on the main list
> as well.
> This way a user that finds that the main list has too much traffic for it,
> will still be able to get oclug announcements.
> That's the way I always thought it should work. The main list should be one
> of the subscribers to the "announce" list. SO everything on announce also
> finds its way to the main list.. And you can pick one list to sign up to.
> (Setting it up manaualy at the server is best, as the general List probaly
> should be the "First" subscriber to "Announce")
> Charles MacDonald - Labour Information Management
> < My own Opinion unless Otherwise Credited >
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