[Numpy-discussion] Meta: help, devel and stackoverflow

Jim Vickroy jim.vickroy at noaa.gov
Fri Jun 29 15:20:38 EDT 2012

As a lurker and user, I too wish for a distinct numpy-users list.  -- jv

On 6/28/2012 1:42 PM, Matthew Brett wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 7:42 AM, Olivier Delalleau <shish at keba.be> wrote:
>> +1 for a numpy-users list without "dev noise".
> Moderately strong vote against splitting the mailing lists into devel and user.
> As we know, this list can be unhappy and distracting, but I don't
> think splitting the lists is the right approach to that problem.
> Splitting the lists sends the wrong signal.  I'd rather that we show
> by example that the developers listen to all voices, and that the
> users should expect to become developers. In other words that the
> boundary between the user and developer is fluid and has no explicit
> boundaries.
> As data points, I make no distinction between scipy-devel and
> scipy-user, nor cython-devel and cython-user.  Policing the
> distinction ('please post this on the user mailing list') is a boring
> job and doesn't make anyone more cheerful.
> I don't believe help questions are getting lost any more than devel
> questions are, but I'm happy to be corrected if someone has some data.
> Cheers,
> Matthew
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