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.
> 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.
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