> Subject: Re: List Rules -adding WWWThreads?
> Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 14:58:40 -0500
> From: Douglas Brantz <brantzdr@stripped>
> To: Thimble Smith <tim@stripped>
> CC: Ruben I Safir <ruben@stripped>, mysql@stripped,
> Michael Widenius <monty@stripped>
> References: <39FF597F.2BE10363@stripped>
> Could there be a WWWThreads support threaded discussion board created
> or is there one now? I use this discussion board - it works with
> Mysql and its great. Could create the structure your discussing below
> and then as users join they can subscribe to the boards that interest
> them so that new posts are emailed to them or they can check the
> boards as well as search them.? I'm getting too much email from this
> listserv and would like to receive less and think the discussion board
> web page could be the answer??
> Checkout WWWThreads at www.wwwthreads.com
> Thimble Smith wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 31, 2000 at 06:45:03PM -0500, Ruben I Safir wrote:
>> > Something needs to be done to lift the level of this list and
>> > narrow it's scope.
>> Ruben, I appreciate your desire to keep this list useful, and I
>> agree with you that things can be much better than they are now.
>> I think we can do something that will make it so.
>> > I would recommend, first, that the list is broken further down
>> > to DBI, PHP, INSTALLATION, Administration and a beginners
>> > listing, along with the current ODBC and WIN32 mailings.
>> > I suggest abolitioning the General Help mailing list.
>> The MySQL list has been getting a steadily increasing amount
>> of traffic, as MySQL's popularity grows. Also as a result of
>> popularity, more inexperienced people are learning about MySQL
>> early on - and wanting to try it out. Many people don't even
>> grasp the difference between Apache, PHP and MySQL - to them it's
>> one big glob of an application, and expecting them to sort it out
>> isn't realistic.
>> These two facts point us in conflicting directions. The first
>> says we should split up the list - reduce traffic, keep things
>> on topic, etc. The second says there's no way splitting the
>> list will work, because the people who cause the problem won't
>> know enough to use the proper list in the first place.
>> There are already separate java, perl and c++ lists for MySQL.
>> A PHP list makes some sense (although the php mailing list that
>> already exists is more appropriate).
>> My point is, these separate resources already exist, but people
>> don't use them. Splitting up the general list won't fix the
>> > Secondly, then folks need to point people asking the wrong
>> > questions to the correct list.
>> So you have hit on the solution that I think is best. The list
>> can be moderated by those who read it. If someone posts an off-
>> topic message, send them the standard reply by e-mail. If someone
>> responds to an off-topic message on the list, send *them* the
>> standard reply, and encourage them to not clutter up the list.
>> Once the regulars on the list start doing this, things will clear
>> up in a hurry.
>> Here is a start at the standard reply. If others think this is
>> reasonable, I'll take suggestions for improvements and send this
>> out periodically to the list so that we can keep it relevant.
>> Hello. Thank you for your interest in MySQL.
>> You have been sent this mail because a message you sent to the
>> MySQL mailing list (mysql@stripped) was off-topic or
>> otherwise inappropriate (at least, the person sending this mail
>> thought so). Please read the following tips, which will help
>> you get the best response to your needs.
>> The list receives, on average, over a hundred e-mail a day.
>> In order to make any sense out of this, we need to follow some
>> basic guidelines. We want this list to be a valuable resource.
>> If, after reading this message, you feel that your e-mail was
>> appropriate, please wait to see if another person answers your
>> question. If you do not get an answer within a day or two, write
>> back again - giving as much information as you can - and someone
>> will help you.
>> The MySQL list is for questions about MySQL, not about other
>> software that uses MySQL. If you asked a question about one of
>> these topics, please direct it instead to the appropriate resource.
>> Please read the Apache FAQ, and follow the directions for
>> contacting support and getting more information.
>> - http://www.apache.org/docs/misc/FAQ.html
>> You may find the CGI Programming FAQ to be helpful.
>> - http://www.htmlhelp.com/faq/cgifaq.html
>> If you're using Perl as your scripting language, you may
>> also want to see the Perl and CGI FAQ.
>> - http://www.perl.com/pub/doc/FAQs/cgi/perl-cgi-faq.html
>> Questions about using Perl in general should be sent to the
>> appropriate Perl news group. See the question about getting
>> more information and Perl newsgroups in the Perl FAQ.
>> - http://www.perl.com/pub/v/faqs
>> You may find the answer to your question in the PHP FAQ.
>> FAQ also tells you how to ask the PHP mailing lists for more
>> - http://www.php.net/FAQ.php
>> Your mail may also have been poorly formatted and difficult
>> to read, or you may not have used a reasonable Subject for
>> the message. Writing legible e-mail with a proper Subject
>> will greatly improve your chances of getting an answer to your
>> questions. You can find more about how to send clear e-mail
>> at this site:
>> Thank you for reading this message. I hope it helps you to find the
>> answer to your questions.
>>  See http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=mysql&r=1&w=2
>> __ ___ ___ ____ __
>> / |/ /_ __/ __/ __ \/ / Tim Smith <tim@stripped>
>> / /|_/ / // /\ \/ /_/ / /__ MySQL AB, Development Team
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