[Libreoffice-qa] Test mail Cleaning up posting headings.
michael.meeks at novell.com
Mon Aug 22 04:54:15 PDT 2011
On Mon, 2011-08-22 at 12:31 +0100, Michael Meeks wrote:
> Please do not screw up your list ...
So - some more reasoned rational: :-) I wrote this about the 'design'
list - which also suffers this problem, and we have the
libreoffice-ux-advise list to work around this problem:
If that is not enough you'll need to interact on the design
list, which ironically (as mentioned) has a rather non-simple,
non-ergonomic process in order to have a conversation / thread with; it
goes like this:
* subscribe by sending a blank mail to
design+subscribe at global.libreoffice.org
+ if you are not subscribed you will get no reliable
replies to mail you send.
* wait for the confirmation mail, act on that.
Z. wait for confirmation that you are subscribed
* now post your request to design at libreoffice.org
* wait for a reply, while manually deleting other design list
mail that you're not interested in, and/or filtering it away.
* when you've got 'enough' replies, un-subscribe from the
design list - using the scheme they advertised in step Z.
:-) just a pet hobby horse of mine - many people believe the
above is an amazing, community building feature; personally I prefer a
non-reply-to mangling list - here the process is rather simpler:
* send mail to the list - all replies and associated thread
come directly to you.
+ occasionally someone new forgets to reply-to-all and
gets gently corrected :-)
* no subscription / delay / further steps / filtering /
Of course, there is some debate about this eg.
and there are diverse views; IIRC the Apache related guys advising the
original OO.o creation mandated reply-to mangling as a "community
building" tool ;-) IMHO it didn't prove a great success there either.
michael.meeks at novell.com <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
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