[kde-community] RFC: Announcing new mailing lists

Laszlo Papp lpapp at kde.org
Sat Dec 20 21:21:01 GMT 2014

On Sat, Dec 20, 2014 at 3:54 PM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
> El Dissabte, 20 de desembre de 2014, a les 22:19:35, Ben Cooksley va escriure:
>> On Sat, Dec 20, 2014 at 8:54 PM, Valorie Zimmerman
>> <valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 3:19 PM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
>> >> Hi guys, sometimes i realize some interesting discussions are being
>> >> carried on mailing lists i didn't ever know they existed.
>> >>
>> >> Do you think it'd be a good idea to ask sysadmins to send an email to
>> >> this
>> >> list every time a new public mailing list is created?
>> >>
>> >> Cheers,
>> >>
>> >>   Albert
>> >
>> > It would be nice if *somebody* announced them - could be sysadmin,
>> > could be the new team, or the incubation team.
>> In some instances, the creation of a new mailing list (like a
>> bugs-dist list) would be noise.
>> I'd be in favour of the requestor(s) announcing the new list though -
>> so they could explain what the list would be used for.
>> If sysadmin ends up doing it we'll likely be unable to provide as
>> decent an explanation (as we're simply not as involved).
> But you're the only ones knowing that a mailing list has created. And as far
> as i understand there's a description field asked when requesting a list no?
> Could automatically send an email here saying "List X was created with
> description Y".


If it is not automated, it will likely not be done properly as some
people will forget about it. It ought to be easy to implement, too.

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