Re: [Mailman-Users] Re: Reverting question
On Tue, 14 Nov 2000 21:22:49 -0800 Chuq Von Rospach email@example.com wrote:
At 11:42 PM -0500 11/14/00, Tanner Lovelace wrote:
There are arguments on both sides for this issue. I personally think it depends a lot on what the people on your list prefer.
But you need to be wary of making the mistake of "who's making noise" being "what the people on the list prefer". Becaues I've found, if I survey my lists, that the ones making the noise *don't* represent the overall preferences of the list, but are instead a noisy minority. Just because someone's complaining doesn't mean they're right....
I've found the same statistics. That said, I've deliberately decided to comply with the noisy moinority view for the worst of reasons: I value the contributions of certain members of that minority highly (they occupy useful/divergent views or represent intellectually significant factions of the list topic), and, quite simply, the majority do not disagree enough to act on it (leave the list). An ugly trade-off, but one that (seems to) work.
J C Lawrence