Maciej Stachowiak wrote (on 6/10/08 12:18 PM):
Would it be possible to just automatically subscribe members of both old
lists to the new list, to smooth the transition?
Yes, it is possible.
I had thought of doing that, and got as far as concatenating a list of
all subscribers to all lists and diffing that with the current
subscribers to public-webapps... there's about 266 people subscribed to
public-webapi and public-appformats that aren't yet on public-webapps.
It would be easy enough for me to add them manually, with a notification
email sent to all new subscribers.
1) some people may object to being autosubscribed
2) I don't know if there are IPP implications
I will check with our legal/comm people on the IPP issue tomorrow.
As for being subscribed to a list without being asked... I don't know.
On the one hand, these people are presumably already interested in the
topics because they subscribed to at least one of the lists (and there
was a lot of overlap), and they can easily unsubscribe... but on the
other, well, people are weird. What does everyone else think?
Like I said, I'm happy to do it if it's seen as a reasonable thing to
do. It would take me less time than it did to write this email, for
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