[Rack] I humbly request the creation of a new "Consensus" mailing list.

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Sat Feb 12 13:00:22 PST 2011


On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 12:36 PM, Jared Dunne <jareddunne at gmail.com> wrote:
> Fair enough.  We can keep those conversations on the main discuss list
> unless it seems to be creating a problem of too much noise for uninterested
> nb-discuss subscribers.
>
> Request withdrawn.
>
> A question though, then what is the logic for having a separate 'build'
> lists?  Building out the space surely affects all of the NB community, but
> there is a list for those interested specifically for that topic.  Similar
> note could be made for this 'rack' list.  What is the litmus test for when a
> new list should be created?

In my experience, requests for lists have come up when a group of
people sharing the same interests has come together and wishes to make
a little corner for themselves to converse without having to deal with
the volume of mail that a subscription to noisebridge-discuss can
entail.

With that in mind, I think the idea of having a list to discuss the
consensus *process* and other forms of governance makes sense.
However, I think calling a list "consensus" has the potential to
confuse people that haven't been privy to this thread to think that
perhaps it is supposed to be used to discuss items that are up for the
Noisebridge group to consense upon.

That said, if you still want to have a group get together to discuss
these things, there's no reason that you *need* to have a mailinglist
on lists.noisebridge.net for this purpose. Google Groups
(https://groups.google.com/) is totally free.

Just my two cents. I'm not speaking on behalf of Noisebridge.

Cheers,
jof


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