[Web Comm] mailing list naming

Daniel Brookshier dbrookshier at collab.net
Wed May 24 03:19:45 EDT 2006

Makes sense, but I only wonder about a diminishing subject line. Most filers
work quite fine based on the email address of the list. The project owner
can edit the prefix of any email in their project.

Another issue is that the lists have been up and running a while. I would
not want to change any of the big lists.

> From: Dave Patton <dpatton at confluence.org>
> Reply-To: <dev at webcommittee.osgeo.org>
> Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 14:33:00 -0700
> To: <dev at webcommittee.osgeo.org>
> Subject: [Web Comm] mailing list naming
> I wasn't sure about this, so I'm sending this
> email for discussion, rather than creating a
> Project Tracker artifact(which can always be
> done later, if it's appropriate).
> 1)
> Both for 'ease of use' as far as people setting
> up filters in their email programs, and for
> general "branding", should all OSGeo mailing
> lists, regardless of the "project", use
> "osgeo" in their Subject line? Maybe use
> "[OSGeo]"?
> For example, the "general discussion list"
> uses "[OSGeo-discuss]", but this list doesn't
> have "osgeo" as part of it's Subject line
> list identifier.
> 2)
> Should there be an overall "policy" about
> how OSGeo mailing lists are 'named', including
> item #1 above?
> For example, this list uses "[Web Comm]" in the
> subject line, and appears to be the 'general discussion'
> mailing list for the Website Committee, but the
> 'general discussion' list for OSGeo uses
> "[OSGeo-discuss]", and an email address prefix of
> "discuss@" whereas this list uses "dev@".
> Also, while this list uses "[Web Comm]", the Issues
> list is using "[webcommittee]".
> Would it make sense to have something like this?:
> - all lists have [OSGeo] in the Subject
> - all "OSGeo lists" have their "list identifier"
>    in the subject line. For example:
>    [OSGeo][Discuss] or [OSGeo][Announce]
> - all "Project lists" have their "project identifier"
>    in the subject line, followed by the
>    "list identifier". For example:
>    [OSGeo][WebCom][Dev] or [OSGeo][WebCom][Issue][SC99][New]
> -- 
> Dave Patton
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> http://punt.sourceforge.net/
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