The Erlang mailing list

ke han <>
Wed Aug 30 19:09:24 CEST 2006


On Aug 31, 2006, at 12:05 AM, dda wrote:

> 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... :-)

yes, there are lots of lists that dwarf the traffic of this one that  
don't segment and are very useful communities.  But if _not_  
providing a way to appease people that are bothered by the high/ 
unsegmented traffic would lessen their involvement, then we need a  
solution.  Maillists are the lowest common denominator and a default  
choice but if trapexit has worked through its bootstrapping issues  
and is ready to support us, it sounds fine.  As to the google option,  
the user interface is just right IMO, but if it would offend some to  
go with a big name host, lets not fragment the group...that would be  
the worst thing that could happen.
Just a few cents from someone who still considers himself an erlang  
noob and needs a solid community to count on.
ke han


>
> -- 
> Didier
>
> On 8/30/06, 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 www.erlang.org 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 http://forum.trapexit.org/
>>
>>  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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