[Noisebridge-discuss] Announcements on discuss?

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Wed May 14 06:59:41 UTC 2014


On Fri, May 09, 2014 at 09:19:44AM -0700, Jeffrey Carl Faden wrote:
> Is there anyone who's subscribed to Noisebridge-discuss who ISN'T
> subscribed to Noisebridge-announce?

There are 1500 addresses on -announce, 1100 on -discuss.  450 are on
both.  640 are only on discuss. 1000 are only on announce.

(All numbers rounded to 2 significant figures.)

This method does not take into account systems like gmail's
user+token at gmail.com technique to get better filtering, these will be
multi-counted.

I suspect a lot of gmail (and other) users filter -discuss into a folder
but get -announce more prominently (inbox or whatever).  (At least I
hope that's what happens...)

> I ask because I don't want to bother
> people with my twice-weekly class announcements, but it's probably not a
> big deal since I assume the Mailman software is smart enough to only send
> it out once... but I'm not sure. (Do people receive my class announcements
> twice? Thrice?)

Alas, mailman is not smart enough to figure this out.  Those
longsuffering folks who are on both -announce and -discuss are well-used
to their delete key, I suspect.

> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Hosting_an_Event - This page seems to suggest
> that you should send your class announcements to both lists, but I'm not
> 100% sure why.

I probably wrote that text long long ago.  The idea was that discussion
could happen on the -discuss list in response to class announcements
received on the -announce list.  You'd probably have to set a reply-to
header and this would just cause additional confusion.  It's probably
happened maybe 3 times in the <mumble> years since this whole show got
started...

> I'm thinking of only sending my class announcements to the Announce and
> WebDev lists. Will that benefit anyone? Will that inconvenience anyone?
> Will there be any change?

I doubt it will inconvenience anyone.  There is probably some minor
benefit.  There will be some slight change.  You should do whatever
makes you happiest.  (and I'm not being snarky in saying that.)

Thanks for running a class at noisebridge for so long!

-andy


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