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

  • From: "Michael Taboada \(AI5HF\)" <ai5hf@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 15:55:06 -0500

I definitely would also worry about java being off topic, as you could, like 
you said, almost make a specialist list of almost anything. I would also then 
be worried about the list merging because I use java in school, and one of the 
chief reasons I signed up for this list was because I had some questions about 
things I was doing in school.

From: Littlefield, Tyler 
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2011 3:10 PM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
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.

-------- Original Message -------- Subject:  [program-l] Re: views on merging 
two programming lists 
      Date:  Thu, 1 Sep 2011 21:02:50 +0100 
      From:  George Bell <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
      Reply-To:  program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      To:  <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

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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