[Haskell-cafe] Maintaining the community

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Fri Jul 13 04:50:01 EDT 2007

On Fri, Jul 13, 2007 at 09:35:09 +0100, Malcolm Wallace wrote:
>dons at cse.unsw.edu.au (Donald Bruce Stewart) writes:
>> As we sit here riding the Haskell wave:
>>     http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/tmp/cafe.png
>> with nearly 2000 (!) people reading haskell-cafe@, perhaps its time to
>> think some more about how to build and maintain this lovely Haskell
>> community we have.
>Yes, the sheer volume of posts is definitely becoming a problem (for
>me, at least).  All your suggestions for keeping the community polite
>and helpful are good.  But I wonder if there are also any useful
>technical tips for users like myself, who would like to be able to keep
>up, but feel they are gradually drowning?

One obvious solution is to split the list into several, more specialised
lists.  It's far from obvious, at least to me, how to do that with this
list though.

Personally I try to read the first post in every conversation thread.
If it doesn't grab be then I delete the whole thread.  Not an ideal
strategy, but it helps me keeping my day job ;-)


Magnus Therning                             (OpenPGP: 0xAB4DFBA4)
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