[tz] Tz-announce list

John Hawkinson jhawk at mit.edu
Sat May 12 22:53:51 UTC 2012

Would people please stop "+1" -ing? It generates wasted list
traffic, and in the absence of speech against the idea, it's
pretty pointless, other than to accellerate the annoyance factor
for everyone else, which is clearly too high already.

James Diebel <james at streamlex.com> wrote on Sat, 12 May 2012
at 13:14:55 -0700 in <6D9CCE5C-52A8-48F0-A9EF-616A9D80531A at streamlex.com>:

> I don't mean to harp on this issue but my previous email on the
> topic has seemed not to have gotten the attention of the person
> responsible for maintaining the mailing list.

I'm afraid it certainly seems like harping to me, both in
isolation and especially in concert with all the +1 emails.
Please stop.

There's a good reason it hasn't "gotten the attention" -- the list
maintainership responsibilities are in transition, because (allegedly)
they follow the TZ coordinator responsibilities and those are in
transition. Paul has been nominated and approved by the IESG but we
have no indication that formal transfer has taken place, and even if
it has, Paul should be given some time to settle in.

In the meantime, it seems easy enough. Either follow the
recommendation of David Zuelke and use his Yahoo pipe
which will doubtless by sufficient for quite some time,
switch the digest mode (standard mailman options), or produce
your own local customized filter or system.

postcript: I woudl offer that it seems to me inadvisible to push for
list structural changes on the list -- I don't think it is apparent
that metadiscussion is in scope. Email the list maintainer privately,
please, and offer your suggestion and only bring it up on-list if
there is not a satisfactory response in a reasonable time period.
That way the rest of us can focus on what we're really here for.

--jhawk at mit.edu
  John Hawkinson

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