[uf-discuss] Mailing list debate moved & new proposal
digitalspaghetti at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 1 12:18:33 PST 2006
I agree. Microformats are very organic at the moment and I think
making more lists to discuss it would have the effect of braking up
the community. Discussing on one list allows me to see what's going
on as a whole and though one microformat might not suit my needs its
good to see what's happening with it and if I can contibute in any
Please let's not start foking at this early stage!!!
On 11/28/06, Tim Hodson <hodson.tim at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I'm someone who signed up to this list yesterday as a newbie. I would
> rather have one list to look through, I can easily sift entries that
> are not relevant to me, but the sifting process also raises my
> awareness of topics and nuances of debate within the community. I do
> not want to be subscribing to every new list that comes along on the
> off chance that there might be something useful there.
> On 28/11/06, Ben Buchanan <microformats at 200ok.com.au> wrote:
> > > >I'd expect that if someone was keen enough to be joining this list
> > > >they could probably pick up the concept pretty quickly.
> > > It's the people who are *not* keen enough to be joining this list who we
> > > need to consider.
> > I'm not totally convinced about that ;) It's hard enough for keen
> > people to find the time to work on uf stuff.
> > > My original comment was:
> > > For example, several academic and professional taxonomists have
> > > told me in e-mail that they would be interested in the species
> > > proposal, (and one astronomer, likewise, for mars/ luna), but do
> > > not have the time to follow a general mailing list; indeed, a
> > > couple asked me specifically if I would set up a separate
> > > mailing list for the subject.
> > I wouldn't bet on academics contributing even if you do bend over
> > backwards to accommodate them*. If they're saying they're too busy to
> > read this list, then they could easily be too busy to contribute to
> > any list.
> > That said, if a particular topic has several people expressing
> > interest; I guess what's the harm in setting up the list as a trial?
> > See if anyone other than those few people subscribe, as well as see
> > how the discussion goes. It might be an excellent result.
> > cheers,
> > Ben
> > [*] Perhaps I'm just cynical from spending the last six years in
> > higher education ;)
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