Hi...

I'm just going to throw this out and see what comes of it .. being 
relatively new to both of these lists, I don't have the history to know 
any better.

In a perfect world, is there really a need for both of these lists 
(FrameUsers and Framers)? Are most people actually on both lists (except 
for those who have a grudge against one or the other moderator)? If we 
all set aside any personal differences and pride, would there be any 
problem with just having one list?

It seems like most questions about FrameMaker are sent to both lists, 
which is a needless waste of bandwidth, disk space, and personal time to 
delete the duplicates. Sure, I can just subscribe to one of the lists 
and pretend that the issue doesn't exist, but then .. "what if" I miss 
something *important* on the other list?

I don't know about the logistics of merging the two lists .. obviously, 
it would have to be some sort of opt-in thing .. don't want to force 
anyone to do anything they don't want to do. Perhaps, it would just be a 
matter of setting up a new list, telling people about it so they can 
sign up or not, then close down the other two lists (we don't want to 
end up with three lists). It would be great if the moderators of the 
current lists could be co-moderators (remember, this is the "perfect 
world").

I know of all sorts of reasons that this is a *good* idea .. I'd like to 
hear reasons why it's not. Perhaps there really is a good reason to have 
two lists that provide the same service to the same people.

Or .. we can just leave things as they are .. perhaps I'm just nuts.  :)

Cheers!

...scott


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