[HOT] Inflationary use of the mailinglist

Julian Haag osm at juhaag.de
Sun Mar 26 17:05:45 UTC 2017

Thanks for your reply, and thanks to Blake too!

maybe I am just not able to use a mailinglist correctly. No doubt 
mapswipe is an interesting tool and is related to HOT. But in my opinion 
only urgend topics should go into a mailinglist.

Don't get me wrong: During the Nepal quake there were 20-30 mails a day 
for more than a week. I'm absolutely fine with that. That was mostly 
important, interesting and urgend stuff.

Ignoring is a good thing until your phone or mailapplication on the 
computer keeps telling you about new emails. Constantly.

@Blake: Maybe I will join the announcement list and just subscribe to 
this list when getting involved in desastermapping..



Am 26.03.2017 um 18:36 schrieb Jo:
> Your message really surprises me. MapSwipe is an app that was created 
> by MSF, to help save HOT's mappers time, so they can focus on mapping. 
> I think that's an interesting discussion thread. Not sure about the 
> others, but the way to read mailing lists is to look at the topics 
> that interest you and ignore the rest.
> Polyglot
> 2017-03-26 18:26 GMT+02:00 Julian Haag <osm at juhaag.de 
> <mailto:osm at juhaag.de>>:
>     Hello everyone,
>     I am interested in information regarding HOT activations, the talk
>     about real HOT problems and some news regarding HOT, so I joined
>     this list about a year ago during the earthquake in Nepal.
>     Currently I found myself deleting nearly 98% of the messages of
>     this list even without reading it.
>     It's just crazy getting dozends of emails a day on topics having
>     nearly no intersection with HOT at all! e.g. "Bounding box not in
>     iD Editor anymore" or currently "Mapswipe - whats happening with
>     the data?". There are boards, where, in my optinion, general
>     discussions should take place but not on a mailinglist. A
>     mailinglist, thats the place where really urgend stuff should be
>     discussed.
>     Is there a HOT mailinglist that just focuses on important stuff?
>     with annoyed greetings
>     Julian
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