First, cross-posted calls for discussion are bad. You should have
posted the message to each list separately, or better yet chosen or
created _one_ list for followup discussions and directed everybody
Therefore, I suggest List-Managers@GreatCircle.COM as the discussion
forum for this topic, and have set the "Reply-To:" of this message to
David Barr <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
# This group is for policy discussions involved in running a
# mailing list. This includes but is not limited to moderation policies,
# dealing with trouble users, privacy issues of sensitive lists, and
# policy issues involved with gating mailing lists into other media such
# as Usenet. This group is not for the announcement of new mailing lists.
This falls within the charter of the List-Managers mailing list. I
don't think that a newsgroup is warranted by either subscribership
(482 people between List-Managers and List-Managers-Digest) or volume
(so far this year, anywhere from 20 to 175 message/month, averaging
only about 85 messages/month).
# This group is for discussions involved with the selection,
# installation, and operation of software used to manage mailing lists.
# Discussion of the mail transport agents sendmail or smail should be
# held in comp.mail.sendmail or comp.mail.smail. This group is not for
# the announcement of new mailing lists.
This falls partially within the charter of List-Managers (when it's
discussion of generic software issues, comparisons of various list
management programs, and so forth), and partially within the charters
of the various package-specific mailing lists (for instance,
Majordomo-Users and Majordomo-Workers). Again, I don't think that a
newsgroup is warranted by either subscribership or volume.
There's little enough discussion of these topics as is; why dilute it
further by splitting it between the existing mailing lists and new
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