RE: [program-l] Re: views on merging two programming lists

If this is true, and java is off topic, then I am totally and completely
against the merge. I'll be damned if I'm going to join a second e-mail list
when the point of merging in the first place was to minimize the number of
lists a person would have to subscribe to.

If this is true, I hope someone will create a third list where all things
programming can be discussed freely. When that happens, hopefully everyone
will join it.

Here's hoping the message to which I am replying is just someone thinking
out loud and not actually policy.

 

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Subject: Fwd: [program-l] Re: views on merging two programming lists

 

This just came through, for those of you who aren't on the program-l list. I
know it's past the due date for our input, but I have a couple of issues,
both of which I voiced.
First, I'm kind of lost as to why Java isn't aloud to be discussed because
it's "specialized." Sure there's another list for that, but if we're going
to have "specialized" lists, why are we merging in the first place?
Does this mean that sodbeans discussion is out? I've kind of followed along
with that, though I haven't played with it to much.
Second, I'm still curious why this is so hush-hush. I guess I'm worried that
we're going to get forced into a list that is not going to allow some of
what we have here. Sure some of it can be cleaned up, and George is the one
to do that; he's an adept moderator, but It almost sounds like the volume of
messages is going to be strictly controled for some reason.


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Subject: 

[program-l] Re: views on merging two programming lists


Date: 

Thu, 1 Sep 2011 21:02:50 +0100


From: 

George Bell  <mailto:george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
<george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


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program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


To: 

 <mailto:program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> <program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

 

There's always a leak somewhere before things can be properly
announced, isn't there?  However, it won't happen until 1st October.
 
Yes indeed the two specialist lists are to merge.  Or rather, they
will be merged into ours.  It was either that, or the other list could
possibly be closed down.
 
I have no doubt that it will initially swell the number of daily
messages, but I'm hoping that with some appropriate moderation, things
will keep on topic.  If not, my steel ruler will be out rather
sharpish.
 
Needless to say JAVA will be considered off-topic as we have a list
for that (program-java), and if the need arises for other specialist
areas, I will have no hesitation in starting an appropriate list.
 
Sorry you all had to find out via the jungle drums, but please stick
with us.  This has been a very professional list to date, and
hopefully long may it continue that way.
 
All the best,
 
George Bell
Moderator and list owner.
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