[Mailman-Developers] Re: Future of pipermail?
Chuq Von Rospach
Wed, 22 Nov 2000 00:04:55 -0800
At 11:22 PM -0800 11/21/00, J C Lawrence wrote:
>While I agree (with some distaste), those gyrations have shown
>themselves to have positive value for me.
short term. I had the same general attitude for a while, and did
pretty much teh same thing, and found that over time, it basically
killed my site through isolation and stagnation. I served a given
population very well, but found that all I did was drive off fresh
blood, and the existing population stopped growing, stagnated and
started shrinking as old members moved on and weren't replaced.
Which, if it sounds like USENET today, well, oyu're right. USENET is
doing the same thing, but on a hugely massive scale. I'm still
working to recover what I feel is an essential vitality in my lists
and get back into growth mode.
But we're so far off anything relevant to Mailman issues it's insane,
so I won't push this one further on these lists, but audience
management is tricky, and even things you think are working my bite
you in the butt when you least expect it. Once you set the
expectation of exclusionism on your site, it's a real bitch to change
Chuq Von Rospach - Plaidworks Consulting (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
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