[OT] get rid of OT
kogorman at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 15:46:24 UTC 2011
On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 8:20 AM, rikona <rikona at sonic.net> wrote:
> Another approach might be more fruitful. It is evident that there are
> a number of people who really like to post OT stuff. Trying to silence
> these people by moderation is, as we can already see, fraught with
> problems. Giving them a good place to post OT material might solve a
> lot of the problem.
> What they need is an easy-as-possible alternative mailing list. The
> much other googleness. I am amazed that, with all the tech folks here,
> SOMEONE could not start a 'real' mailing list something like UB-OT, or
> if it needs more obfuscation, UBOT.
> When that is set up and running, each email in need of moderation
> would give the suggestion to move it to the OT **mailing** list [not
> forum], and include the subscribe info. At that point, any
> continuation could be moderated, since there is a *good* alternative.
> Is there NOBODY here willing to set up such a 'real' mailing list? I
> would think that with all the technical capabilities here, we would
> already have such a MAILING LIST.
> This was done for Mandrake and worked very well. Why not here? This
> issue keeps coming up over, and over, and over...
I could set up a list, but there would be a reliability problem. I do have
"always on" machine with enough horsepower, but it's subject to the usual
problems of home systems. If there's a problem with that machine I may
or may not have the time and resources to restore service quickly. There's
zero redundancy, and even in the best case it may have to wait for delivery
of components. In the worst case I may be away, or sick, etc.
That's why I moved my mailing lists to Google Groups. But I can hear that
at least some people here don't like "googleness".
I can handle the moderation chores, but it ought to have a more reliable
than I can provide.
Kevin O'Gorman, PhD
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