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Re: Proposal to remove some mailing lists

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org, rod(at)iol(dot)ie
Subject: Re: Proposal to remove some mailing lists
Date: 2008-07-03 17:27:41
Message-ID: 1215106061.6936.26.camel@jd-laptop (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 13:02 -0400, Robert Treat wrote:
> On Thursday 03 July 2008 11:57:10 Joshua D. Drake wrote:

> > Except that General is an extremely active list and may cause those
> > subscribed to pgsql-php to unsubscribe. Topic specific lists are good.
> >
> > If we want to get rid of pgsql-php lets do it for something at least
> > directional, say pgsql-webdev a list dedicated to web developers using
> > PostgreSQL.
> >
> 
> This presumes one only uses php for web development... 

It does? I was assuming that we would have rails, drupal, catalyst
etc... all asked there.

> really it can be used 
> for scripting and gui applications as well. Heck, I even heard of some 
> company trying to use it for database procedural work.  
> 
> More on point, why would you seperate web developer questions from other 
> questions? And how? Not being able to connect to postgres from a webserver is 
> pretty much the same issue as not connecting from anything else. Or what 
> about someone using dbd:pg from a script, vs. someone using it to write a 
> cgi? 
> 
> *shrug*
> 

How do I do X with ORM Y and why does PostgreSQL react with Z.

People on general may or may not care. People on wwwdev may.


> I'm subscribed to both, so it doesnt affect me much, but I don't see much 
> benefit to having that list as it stands now (and the traffic is pretty low 
> anyway)

I am not arguing that we should keep pgsql-php as much as the idea of
dumping people on to general which imo is abused way to much as it is.

Joshua D. Drake


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