[MUD-Dev] META: Making the list public?
alexo at bigfoot.com
Wed Jul 16 11:45:11 New Zealand Standard Time 1997
Below is my opinion.
I'm on a signal/noise crusade..
} Writing as List Owner:
} For a variety of reasons and with considerable encouragement I'm
} considering taking the list public. Mainly this will consist of
} advertising it in r.g.m.announce and setting up a supporting web page.
} I'm interested in arguments for, against, and surrounding this motion.
} I'm especially interested in concerns, predicted problems, or possible
} ideas for heading off problems.
Case against #1: r.g.m.*
Case against #2: the moderation efforts to keep the list from succumbing to case
#1 will overwhelm you and the list will go down.
} A) Should the archives be requestable or browsable by non-members?
} Note that this effectively makes ever poster's email address open.
I dunno. There is a difference between sharing ideas with a small group of
people and putting them in the public domain.
} B) Should the list be echoed (one way) to a newsgroup? If it is
} echoed to a newsgroup should that group be a private group on a
} private newsserver, or should I create a moderated alt.mud.development
I'm firewalled from external newsservers and cannot persuade the sysadmins to
make *any* group that does not directly relate to my work available.
} C) Should the list be split into seperate lists, divided by topic?
} D) How should the list be publicised?
It should not.
} E) How should new membership be handled?
I'd say - keep it invitation only.
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