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Michael McDaniel erlangX@REDACTED
Wed Aug 30 17:58:51 CEST 2006

 I like this suggestion, Joe, for going to trapexit.

 Regarding suggestions about google or yahoo, I tend to stay away from
 any group/list on the 'mega systems' and would probably migrate offlist
 if one ('mega system') were chosen as the erlang venue.


On Wed, Aug 30, 2006 at 11:36:46AM +0200, Joe Armstrong (TN/EAB) wrote:
>  Once upon a time we started an Erlang mailing list.
>  We used majordomo - we said "Let's put everything into one group" - 
> if the traffic gets too much we can split the group.
>  Then we split the groups.
>  To sign up you have to go to then click on FAQs +
> mailing lists
> then you can read the old archives, or sign up so you get sent the mails
> or
> so that you can post to the list.
>  This list seems to be exploding - as does traffic to the Erlang blogs.
>  Recently there have been large numbers of posts to this list on porting
> problems
> and beginners questions.
>  I think it is time to migrate to a forum and make a finer sub-division
> of
> the lists.
>  The best alternative seems to be 
>  The distribution of traffic at trapexit is very skew
>  For example, there is a group Installing Erlang (at trap exit) with 3
> posts 
> but erlang-questions has 5318 posts - which get cross posted from 
> this list.
>  Seems to me, like it would be a good idea to register with and post to
> trap-exit, otherwise this group will disintegrate with the volume of
> traffic.
> /Joe

Michael McDaniel
Portland, Oregon, USA
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