[Mailman-Developers] Sourceforge notifications considered harmful

Tom Neff tneff at bigfoot.com
Wed Jan 15 23:27:45 EST 2003

It completely sucks, and has completely sucked ever since the decision was 
made a few months ago, that Mailman-Developers gets Cc'd on every 
Sourceforge update.  I'm sure Barry (or whoever) felt they were doing a 
service, but it has practically killed discussion here and cost us many, 
many kilobytes of repetitive cruft, since everytime anyone adds a "yeah me 
too" comment to the end of a bug, the ENTIRE thing has to be reposted here.

If you don't actually want to have a Developers discussion list, then shut 
it down and let people submit stuff via Sourceforge only.  If you do want 
one, let us have one.

Sure, it seems legit to let the list know what bugs have been 
added/updated.  So run a nightly script that prepares a one-line-per-bug 
summary of adds & updates, and let that be a single (very useful) message 
on the list.

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