[HOT] Inflationary use of the mailinglist

Rory McCann rory at technomancy.org
Tue Mar 28 10:02:39 UTC 2017

Hi Julian,

Sorry this is happening to you. If your email is set to alert you for 
every email, this would be quite an annoyance!

Some communities use mailing lists as a low-traffic annouce system, but 
others use them as a web forum type thing. OSM usually uses the latter.

As well as tweaking your email client to not alert you for all messages. 
You could use the NNTP/usenet interface to the HOT list provided by 
gmane.org. If you have an email client like Thunderbird, it can also 
function as a usenet reader. Just point it to news.gmane.org and you can 
view this list at gmane.comp.gis.openstreetmap.hot. You can read and 
send messages, and read all old messages. This could allow you to take 
part in the HOT mailing list, without getting all the emails. This is 
what I use and how I'm sending this message! :)

On 26.03.2017 18:26, Julian Haag wrote:
> 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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