new list for wiki (and other documentation) maintainers, and anyone interested in helping them

ian douglas ian.douglas at
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:
> Hi,
> 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.
> SO:
> If you volunteered to be a wiki maintainer, please visit 
> 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.
> Sincerely,
> Michael
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