new list for wiki (and other documentation) maintainers, and anyone interested in helping them
ian.douglas at iandouglas.com
Wed Jul 23 09:16:42 CEST 2008
Can you alter the mailing list so the list's address is set as the
default Reply-To value like the community list?
Simply hitting Reply (instead of Reply-to-All) seems to send replies to
the authors of the posts.
Might as well keep things uniform in that regard.
Michael Shiloh wrote:
> A number of community members have volunteered to put time into our
> wiki. There followed some discussion about how best to proceed, and
> quickly a suggestion was made to create a separate list to allow this
> coordination to take place without bothering those uninterested.
> After a number of suggestions, we agreed to name the new mailing list
> simply "wiki".
> In spite of this, I decided to take a different approach and named the
> new mailing list "documentation".
> The reason is simple: All documentation needs to be coordinated: wiki,
> web pages, printed, etc. There is rarely a reason to duplicate what is
> already available, and by focusing on what is documented nowhere we make
> good use of our time. Also, it is common for one form of documentation
> to refer to another, and changes should be synchronized. Finally, a
> consistent theme be very nice.
> From a practical point of view, 95% of our current documentation is in
> fact just the wiki, so I don't think it will make much of a difference
> anyway. We don't need to worry about wiki maintainers being drowned out
> by our other documentors.
> And finally, if this really is a problem we can change it.
> If you volunteered to be a wiki maintainer, please visit
> https://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/documentation and sign up
> for the new list.
> If you are interested in following the discussion, or have suggestions
> or other helpful comments please join as well. This list is not
> restricted to those doing the work.
> Please note that the list is primarily intended to help the wiki
> maintainers and other documentation organizers coordinate amongst
> themselves in order to improve our documentation. We intend for a high
> signal-to-noise ratio, and threads not deemed sufficiently useful will
> be requested to move elsewhere.
> Please show your appreciation to the wiki maintainers by using the list
> for its intended purpose.
> I am on the list, and I welcome your feedback and comments on the list
> if your comments move us towards the goal of improving our
> documentation, or privately otherwise.
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