On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 9:26 AM, Andrew Lih <andrew....@gmail.com> wrote:

> 3. Participation in the mailing list may be a misleading indicator of
> activity or interest, as other regional or specialized forums (eg.
> Facebook, GLAM-oriented lists, etc) have emerged in recent years.

Let me second this. My department is thinking about community health
metrics (constructive suggestions welcome!), but I would not personally
propose mailing list participation (especially this list) as a good metric
- decreased participation here may reflect many, many things, only some of
which are actually negative.


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