[talk-au] Twitter like emails

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 15:10:55 BST 2009

2009/10/7 Hugh Barnes <list.osm at hughbris.com>:
> On Tue, 6 Oct 2009 18:24:26 +1000
> John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/10/6 Liz <edodd at billiau.net>:
>> > On Tue, 6 Oct 2009, Jeff Price wrote:
>> >> G'day all,
>> >>
>> >> Any chance folks could take some conversations offline, or batch
>> >> up their 15 emails into a single email?  I presume I'm not the
>> >> only one who has pretty well stopped paying any real attention to
>> >> the talk-au list because its carrying on like a Twitter feed.
>> >>
>> >> Jeff.
>> > if you get the list emailed as a digest ( an option you can set at
>> > http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-au ) you have that
>> > easily.
> This makes it difficult to take part in conversations in a thread-safe
> way.
>> Alternatively emails can be either sent to a new mail account just for
>> mailing list(s) emails or filtered differently from personal emails.
> I'm sorry, you've got the onus for change on completely the wrong side.
> The "tweeters" are the offending parties in this case, and also in the
> minority. They should adapt their behaviour to those of us who follow
> standard behavioural norms and who consider others, instead of the
> other way around.
> There are more suitable channels, as Jeff pointed out, or start your
> own list.
> The serious effect of this chatter, whether I digest or not, is that I
> miss a lot of important stuff because it's buried in the noise, which I
> tend to skim. Please think it through with other people and the
> net(work) effect in mind.
> Wiki vote, perhaps?

This seems very subjective as to what an appropriate amount of emails
is and and could possibly kill all conversation on this list, since
people that do wish to subscribe to such emails will just shift to say
talk-au-high-volume mailing list and this list will drop to almost
nothing as a result.

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