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dda headspin@REDACTED
Wed Aug 30 18:05:33 CEST 2006

The Ruby-Talk list has daily the weekly traffic of this list, if not
more, and they're nowhere near explosion. Their archives browser is
ugly though... :-)


On 8/30/06, Joe Armstrong (TN/EAB) <joe.armstrong@REDACTED> 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

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