[llvm-dev] Suggestion to Stop Cross Posting Discussions

Renato Golin via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sat Jul 9 11:55:40 PDT 2016

On 9 July 2016 at 03:55, Chandler Carruth <chandlerc at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've used a wide variety of email clients over the years and they've all
> been capable of ensuring I only get one copy of emails sent to multiple
> mailing lists.

I don't have that problem either.

> That said, if everyone is both adamant that we cannot simply solve the
> technological problem here and we must do *something*, then I'll tolerate
> yet another mailing list.

>From a pragmatic point of view, adding another mailing list will do
little to increase maintenance.

It would require you to add a new filter, but it would also allow
people to use different filter by list, not subject/body, which has a
lot more false-positives.

> I suspect it will mostly result in an increase in the amount of email we all
> receive because of the number of "heads up" and "go look at this other list"
> emails that become required due to people not realizing they need to
> subscribe to this extra list. =[

We already have that problem with the commits list and it solves
itself in due time.

Having the list setup you mention does not preclude having another
list. They're reasonably orthogonal issues, and actually, setting up
the lists so that emails can be cross-posted, or trickle down
sub-lists would also encourage having multiple lists. Filtering is *a
lot* easier if you do have them.

Also, the argument of "missing emails" can be said for a high-traffic
& mostly irrelevant content (to certain people). I already filter some
of the lists by content and mark everything else as "read", so in that
sense, I'm already losing content.

Personally, I don't mind nor I'm convinced either way, I'm just trying
to understand both sides.


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