[maemo-community] Deprecate the maemo-community list?

From: chemist chemist at dostortugas.org
Date: Fri Jan 15 23:34:45 EET 2010

On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 06:20:21AM +1000, Sebastian 'CrashandDie' Lauwers wrote:
> Alan,
> In much the same manner, stating that "one shall never change his
> ways" is not any better than "one who demands for the mailing list to
> be closed". Neither positions are listening to the other members'
> opinion.

just the suggestion closing it is pointing out that it is useless... and
it is not. The question ask should be: "How to integrate the mailinglist
into the current forums?" Not "How do we get all these freaks using IRC
and mailinglists to come to TMO?"

This is now the fourth time it happens to me that a community I joined
is close to split apart (the three before did!), this time I dont see a
split coming... its more like "well, forget about those mailinglist
freaks!" And not to offend someone, the first thing I did last night
after reading posts I point out as harm for the community, was... to
look up where the people posting requests and solutions which will harm
the community, come from. Its now the fourth and the same two countries
the people are from! Both countries think they know it all, at least
when I meet them people at communities I join.

Leave the mailinglist alone, enhance its webinterface to something
useful and maybe integrate it to tmo.

> I would also like to point out that even though I tried to offer one
> of the very few alternative options that have been raised during the
> beginning of this thread (Jaffa's Maemo Weekly Summary of what
> happened across the whole of the community, all media alike), no-one
> responded to it (and if you did, my apologies for not noticing).

If this community grows like this Jaffa wont even click twice and has to
read 120 entries to find the 2 good to include to the daily digest.
Who will pay him for? Thats a fulltime job. My spare time is filled with
reading commmunity and brainstorm + moderating them...

Then I recognize a thread moved to brainstorm as it is brainstorm
related but started in community to get people involved who do not read
brainstorm. how do you think this will work out for the community.
I will get more "good" input at the mailinglist as on tmo:brainstorm...
not even community had that much... should I move it here then? "To get
the work done and not *talked* against a wall!"

> Maybe Randall was right with what he stated on tmo: Have we come to a
> point where we are looking for reasons to argue rather than looking
> for solutions?

Looking for solution? As Qualitymanager I can tell that removing a
symptom does not solve the cause!

Ruediger Schiller

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