[theforum] list optimisation (was: Re: Wind down marketing?)
neuro at well.com
Mon Mar 15 05:29:55 CST 2004
Garrett Coakley wrote:
> I've had an thought in the back of my head for a long time now that maybe we
> have too many administration groups. It feels (to me at least) that
> inter-group communication is very fractured, or at least could be better, as
> far as the marketing/finance/desdev/content/sysadmin quintet goes.
> I can't quite define the problem, it just feels sub-optimal.
> The amount of CC's required on this email feel like a symptom of this as-yet
> undefined problem.
I agree with this too.
May I respectfully suggest the following:
thelist - As-is.
thechat - As-is.
thesite - As-is.
theadmin - content + sysadmin + desdev
theprocess - marketing + finance
theforum - steering + theforum
Content and development decisions are discussed in theadmin, similar
non-technical discussions happen in theprocess, discussions from both
converge in theforum. Members of theadmin + theprocess should = theforum so
that cross-posts to a half-dozen lists are unnecessary to catch the
attention of the collected high-level evolters.
I personally see no need for so many disparate lists, and for one would
prefer to see all the traffic compressed into more manageable groups. I am
unconcerned if desdev traffic mixes with sysadmin traffic, or if theforum
becomes more of a talkative place.
There were 751 messages to theforum last *year* - that's only about 2 a day
on average, but the bulk of them (373 messages) were concentrated around the
big redesign and donation wall discussions in August, which went nowhere :(
We need to talk more in less places, not talk less in more places.
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