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Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:11:56 +0200
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On 9/26/12, Joseph Wright <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 26/09/2012 12:38, Lars Hellström wrote:
>> I'd suggest that you initially set up a dedicated e-mail address which
>> redirects to LATEX-L.
>> The rationale for the latter is that in order to establish a convention,
>> it is seldom sufficient to just post the rules and set up the
>> administrative machinery; one must also raise communal awareness of the
>> convention. One of the most effective ways of doing this is to let
>> members of the community observe how others are following the
>> convention, but that won't happen if traffic goes to a list only seen by
>> team members.
>> The point of having a dedicated email address is that if it later turns
>> out that LATEX-L is getting flooded by this (IMHO unlikely, especially
>> in view of how much LATEX-L traffic historically varies anyway) then you
>> can change the forward to the team list. Or alternatively switch to some
>> manner of digest format. Having a separate email address also simplifies
>> regularising the postings before forwarding them, e.g. using a specific
>> Subject heading to make it easier to search for these messages later.
>> Lars Hellström
> All sounds reasonable, with the only issue being I don't actually have
> the ability to do anything about it :-) (I'll need to talk to Rainer).
> Assuming it is feasible, what would be a sensible address? My first
> thought is
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> or
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> An alternative would be to go with the plan that messages are sent to
> the team list (which already exists), and that we (I) post a formalised
> message to LaTeX-L before adding to the master list, in a similar way to
> how CTAN 'new package' announcements are made. Something like
>   *Subject* Module prefix registration: X
>   The LaTeX3 module prefix X was registered on <date> with the
>   following details.
>   Module name: ...
>    ...
> The downside here is that the team (or at least some of us) get the
> messages twice. I think that's probably survivable :-)
> --
> Joseph Wright

The drawback of transferring manually is that one of us has to do it :).

I otherwise agree with what you said.