> Several communities which function online use the mailing list as the > primary source of communication and coordination. Ideally, the Wiki > talk/coordination pages could/should be used for such activities but > the downside is that a person has to be subscribed to individual page > updates to be able to know that some discrete activity has happened > and this is feasible for only expert wiki contributors and I am not > sure if we are yet at that ideal level of expertise. >
Isn't English Wikipedia the most sophisticated and evolved one? Hint: Watch list. If someone is not actively following a project, then how is he fit to coordinate it? Further, Wikipedia works on the community model and as you have > acknowledged most wikipedians on this list are not averse to such > mails. There is also a delete option in our email clients which allow > us to delete mails which we do not want to read. I hope you can > appreciate this and take a decision which is best suited for your > interests. > I wouldn't have brought up this conversation if this was just a spam issue. I simply felt that coordinating an on-wiki task through mailing list is not a best practice.
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