E-mail notification for wiki edits

Jorge Villaseñor salinasv at gmail.com
Fri Dec 24 11:39:21 EST 2010

On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 9:28 PM, John Bailey <rekkanoryo at rekkanoryo.org> wrote:
> On 12/23/2010 10:07 PM, Stu Tomlinson wrote:
>> Is there any benefit to overloading an existing list with this rather
>> than create a new list for it? I would prefer not to have this traffic
>> added to the commits list, I don't read the tickets list so wouldn't
>> mind if it was added to that but I suspect a new list for it might be
>> more appropriate.
> The wiki edit traffic is actually relatively low (usually about 30-50 edits per
> month).  This is why I wanted to stuff it on an existing list.  I suggested
> putting it on the commits list only because it could be argued that submitting a
> wiki edit in trac is analogous to making a commit to mtn.
> I prefer adding it to the tracker at pidgin.im list.  This is mainly because it
> would require absolutely no additional configuration to anything--once I
> configure the proper source and destination addresses for the plugin, no one
> will have to approve its posts to the tracker list.  Yes, I'm admitting to being
> lazy.
> We could create a new list if it's desired; somehow I suspect I would be the
> only person to subscribe to it, though.  My main intent here is the hope that
> someone will catch any spam edits sooner so we can kill the page revision.
> For the record, tracker at pidgin.im has only 50 subscribers, 24 of which are on
> gmail, and 8 of them I recognize as our fellow developers.  Why our tracker list
> is attractive to so many non-developers is beyond me.
> John

I strongly disagree with adding wiki edits to commit mails. I also
think it would be better to create a new list so people could better
manage their subscriptions.

In this case I would have no problem subscribing myself to wiki edits
list but tracker, so if you merge both notifications you will be
discouraging people from subscribing to it.

On the other hand. It would be possible to somehow force developers to
subscribe to some of the lists. Maybe it makes sense that every of us
should be subscribed to every list we manage. That would help to
distribute the tasks.



A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
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A: Top-posting.
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