[llvm-dev] Suggestion to Stop Cross Posting Discussions

Craig, Ben via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Jul 5 12:04:34 PDT 2016

+1 to do something, whether that something is to mail only on llvm-dev, 
or to move those discussions to a 'community' or 'cross-project' list of 
some sort.

I -am- subscribed to cfe-def and llvm-dev, and as a result, I get most 
of these messages twice.  I also have mail rules to put cfe-dev email in 
one folder and llvm-dev email in another folder. When both mailing lists 
are involved, the discussions end up in my llvm-dev folder, but 
occasionally, someone will only reply on one of the lists.  I then get 
to follow the discussion across folders, and that's no fun.

On 7/5/2016 1:59 PM, Hal Finkel via llvm-dev wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "John Criswell via llvm-dev" <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>
>> To: llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 1:51:27 PM
>> Subject: [llvm-dev] Suggestion to Stop Cross Posting Discussions
>> Dear All,
>> Within the past few months, there have been several discussions that
>> relate to LLVM and its sub-projects (such as the discussions on
>> moving
>> to Git and the Code of Conduct).  To ensure that these discussions
>> reach
>> all community members, people have been cross-posting these messages
>> to
>> llvmdev, cfe-dev, and every other -dev you can think of.
>> This is becoming a headache for me (and possibly other mailing list
>> admins) because replies are often sent to every list, but not all
>> users
>> are subscribed to every list.  As a result, we're moderating messages
>> for people because they're subscribed to llvm-dev but not openmp-dev,
>> or
>> they are on cfe-dev but not llvm-dev, etc.
>> Can we keep these policy discussions on llvm-dev and just expect
>> people
>> to subscribe to llvm-dev if they want to particpate? Alternatively,
>> could we create a new mailing list for these discussions?
>> I'd rather spend time moderating first-poster posts and discarding
>> than ensuring that all of you can post to all the lists.
> Perhaps this is the easiest solution: Make it so that anyone subscribed to any of the -dev lists can post to all of them.
> Alternatively, we could have a "community" list to which anyone subscribed to any of the -dev lists is automatically subscribed.
> We have a lot of people who are subscribed, for example, to cfe-dev and not to llvm-dev, and I'm not sure that making them received backend-related messages just to catch community-wide discussions is reasonable.
>   -Hal
>> Regards,
>> John Criswell
>> --
>> John Criswell
>> Assistant Professor
>> Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester
>> http://www.cs.rochester.edu/u/criswell
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