[UbuntuWomen] UW list and attachments.

Laura Czajkowski laura at lczajkowski.com
Mon Apr 5 08:56:37 UTC 2010

On 05/04/10 05:12, स्वक्ष wrote:
> Hello Folks,
> I am being forced to bring up this issued to the mailing list after a
> very long conversation on IRC which I found very disturbing as it took
> on an accusatory tone despite me spending more than an hour on an
> early Monday morning clarifying why attachments should not be sent to
> mailing lists.
> Backgrounder and irc logs:
> http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2010/04/04/%23ubuntu-women-project.html
> ((Discussion period : 21:33 UTC in the logs).
> http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2010/04/05/%23ubuntu-women-project.html
> (Discussion period : 02:49 to 03:57 UTC in the logs).
> Yesterday night on IRC, I was pinged that Amber's mail was in
> moderation and my response to her was in approx. 5 hours and 20 min,
> given the timezones and real-life situations we all have. She had also
> mailed me off-list where I said the same thing (no large files, link
> them to the mails instead).
> In the above IRC discussion you will note that I have explained
> repeatedly that :  Attachments are frowned upon on mailing lists and
> never approved beyond a size limit so please upload it on the UW wiki
> (or any other server) and include a link in your emails to the list.
> This reasoning was then used to ask for admin privs on the list and I
> explained that if it was to approve attachments to the list then its
> moot --Sending large files to all list members is not a good idea and
> its annoying to people (for various reasons). I was told that that is
> not the case in some other lists.
> So here is my query to the list members : Do you want to receive
> attachments from the UW list? Please vote on this as its just a case
> of changing default MM behaviour. Its not a case of me controlling the
> list (which I was accused of repeatedly) because I refused to support
> approving attachments to the list and changing list admins on the
> basis of UW leader election cycles. This does not happen in any linux
> community, let alone on any ubuntu list that i know of. Correct me if
> i am wrong please.
> The accusation from "approve mails with attachments" to "didnt give
> elected UW leader list admin status" is a logical fallacy at best.
> Fwiw, the standard MM installation has Maximum length 40 kilobytes
> (KB) for each message and this is common to all Linux-projects, not UW
> alone. It has nothing whatsoever to do with UW leadership (as it was
> being made out). That is why I think its important to ask if the list
> members wish to receive attachments at all and based on the responses,
> MM will be changed (or not). My personal choice is -1, no attachments
> or large files to the list.
+1 on not receiving mail attachments. So far this is the only Ubuntu 
list I've received them on and I thought it was going to be a once off. 
I'd rather not see it happening on a regular basis


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