On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 20:15:40 (CEST), Andreas Tille wrote: > On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 10:10:45AM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote: >> Perhaps? My biggest concern is that with 3 lists, it becomes more and >> more challenging to decide to which list to post. Replies to -vcs mails >> currently go to -maintainers because of the reply-to, so I guess that >> would remain. But what about discussion mails on -maintainers, that are >> supposed to go to debian-multime...@l.d.o? This overhead of >> meta-discussion about a topic being ontopic or offtopic is the price I >> see for having a third list. (it could be mitigated with a proper and >> clear charter, I imagine). > > For me the maintainers list is way to noisy and I guess a lot of users > will see it the same way. Moreover I'm afraid that just because of the > name of the list as well as the location users will not even consider > subscribing this list (as I would never have done if I would not > explicitely asked to raise the Blends topic here). IMHO we have no > proper place to discuss the issues of multimedia users inside Debian and > that's a pity because we might loose users (and potential developers) > because of this.
I've had a small private followup conversation with Andreas about this. He basically came up with the suggestion to turn debian-multime...@lists.debian.org from a *development* oriented mailing list to a *user* focused list. This way users can share their thoughts, concerns and kudos. While I don't think that this will significantly lower the amount of traffic (well, we actually widen the set of topics), I still think that it will be benefitial for pkg-multimedia, because: - we get more contact with our actual users - we learn what's pressing and bugging them - we hopefully get more potential and real contributors, ideally even new developers WDYT? -- Gruesse/greetings, Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4 _______________________________________________ pkg-multimedia-maintainers mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-multimedia-maintainers