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Do you prefer to discuss the Ask site locally, or on the website list? [closed]

asked 2013-01-31 21:44:26 +0100

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There are a couple of different venues where we may discuss the Ask site, including

  • The Ask site
  • The website mailing list
  • IRC (we don't have a dedicated Ask-site channel)
  • A mailing list for AskLibo (we'd need to set one up)

Topics that we might cover include

  • Planning improvements or changes
  • Discussing issues we're having
  • Coordinating with other sites/groups/people

Where would you like this discussion to take place?

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OP: @qubit

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-10-29 23:35:36 +0100 )edit

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answered 2013-01-31 23:11:41 +0100

Pedro gravatar image

In a mailing list for AskLibO.

IRC requires that people are online simultaneously and AskLibO won't keep a subject on-top so the discussion will not be visible for long (minutes?)

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@Pedro -- Good points. I added your suggestion to the list. What are the benefits of a separate mailing list for AskLibo?

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-01-31 23:27:55 +0100 )edit

I also turned my posts into wikis so that people can edit them directly.

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-01-31 23:38:13 +0100 )edit

Only 10 people have enough karma to edit it... My only argument for a separate list is that it doesn't fit in any of the existing lists... Maybe create a Support mailing list and having a AskLibO topic is enough?

Pedro gravatar imagePedro ( 2013-02-01 00:27:44 +0100 )edit

@Pedro, I like the idea of a separate mailing list, but until we have enough traffic to justify a new list, I suggest we use the website list. If anyone gets uppity about the volume of traffic or indicates that our chatter is off-topic for the website list, we can ask for a new list then :-)

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-02-08 04:30:22 +0100 )edit

answered 2013-01-31 23:36:38 +0100

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Pros/Cons of a separate list for AskLibo:


  • Concentrate on the Ask site specifically
  • Lower traffic
  • Focused discussion
  • Easier to get work done


  • Separate list to maintain
  • One more list to subscribe to
  • More insular conversation/planning
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