[conspire] branching/derivative conversation - need for one common announce list
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
deirdre at deirdre.net
Sat Feb 24 18:06:45 PST 2007
On Feb 24, 2007, at 5:28 PM, Paul Reiber wrote:
> This is social engineering on a much grander scale. It's clear to me
> that it'd be easier to give them one list they can post to that hits
> "everyone", than to convince them all to rework their mailinglists
> to conform to some contrived (albiet sensible) standard.
This however assumes an essential vanity: that everyone cares about
that specific group.
Some people who never get to other Linux events come to CABAL
precisely because it is on a weekend and because they'd like help
installing stuff. It's not the same market as yet-another-weeknight-
talk-thing-in-a-different-location. Nothing wrong with that, it's
just different. So, to me, CABAL has always seemed fundamentally the
wrong place to post YAWTTIADL announcements.
When I want to know what is going on in live theatre in the bay area,
I hit the web page:
I don't belong to a single list and get spammed by the 343 other
companies I *might* be interested in.
BALE provides this feature already, more or less.
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