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Re: Request for SVPUG mailing list

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, Dan Bikle <dan(dot)bikle(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Request for SVPUG mailing list
Date: 2009-07-24 17:25:56
Message-ID: 1248456356.4441.7.camel@jd-laptop.pragmaticzealot.org (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, 2009-07-24 at 11:58 -0400, Alvaro Herrera wrote:

> I think the point is just about what mailing list they will use.

Right. Give them their own list and the problem goes away.

>   Have
> you considered what the lefthand menu in archives.pg.org would look like
> if every single town in the US had its own PUG mailing list?  It's quite
> long already: http://archives.postgresql.org/diapug/

We do not have to put every user group on the left hand menu. I would
think it would be smarter to have a region grouping (for the states)
anyway. That however is for a different thread.


> I think it would be more than enough if there were a single list for
> each state.  There would still be a lot of lists; and each of them would
> only carry traffic for your own city (your own PUG) and a couple of
> others you would not be interested in, at the most.

I do not agree.

> 
> How is that a problem?  Is there a sense of lost identity being fought?
> Is there an identity, which is a precondition for identity being lost in
> the first place?

This isn't a philosophical debate. If a user group wants a mailing list
we should provide it. 

Joshua D. Drake


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