Re: [dev] last request for a dev-only list

From: James PIC <>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 18:41:41 +0000

Maybe a bbs would be better. With plenty of sections! !!;)))

On Jun 11, 2009 8:19 PM, "Jeremy Jay" <> wrote:

Again, I know how easy it is to set up filters, and I've done it before,
but unsubscribing is an even more simple solution.

I think dev@ is pretty self-explanatory, it should be for bug reports,
patches, and other _DEV_elopment-related topics. Most people interested in
one of these are interested in all of them. Most people interested in
these are NOT necessarily interested in european politics, german
computer shops, or obscure linux disributions/software.

Yes, there is certainly overlap, but that doesn't mean the list should
bombard dev-only people with it. If people knew when to take
discussions off-list I'd be happy, but when it comes down to 2 or 3
people arguing points that none of them will concede, they don't need
to CC the list every time.

I don't subscribe to lkml for a reason, but even if I did the archives
show it to be mostly on-topic. Occasional chatter is fine by me. When
the 10% turns to 90% is where I take issue.

I agree wholeheartedly with your web forum rant, I hate them. But I
also think that mailing lists should have a more narrow focus. Saves
everyone from dealing with the chaff.

Again, this is just my .02,


On Thu 11 Jun 2009 - 07:32PM, Uriel wrote: > The set of emails that every
member of a list wants t...
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