Re: example of nice usability feature

On Thu, 2004-03-04 at 15:00 +0100, Ali Akcaagac wrote:

> On Thu, 2004-03-04 at 13:34 +0000, Andrew Sobala wrote:
> > desktop-devel-list does get quite a bit of traffic that's not
> > directly related to development of the desktop components simply
> > because most developers are on this list. This decreases the signal:
> > noise ratio by quite a bit.
> > 
> > Telling people when a thread is off-topic, and which mailing list is
> > most on-topic, is useful because it keeps d-d-l just-about usable.
> Yes of course this may be the case. But in the past we were discussing a
> lot of stuff here even OT and nobody bothered.

And as a result a lot of people unsubscribed, or were told 'this is the
most important list' and discovered that it was mostly shit.

So, now we're bothering, and trying to make it a better, more useful
list, at least partially by aggressively punting OT threads. I think it
has made the list better and more useful.

Please consider this the end of thread message.


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