Splitting comp.lang.python

Steve Holden sholden at bellatlantic.net
Sat Mar 4 00:20:57 CET 2000


And let's not overlook:

com.lang.python.endless-discussions-about-newsgroup-structure

-- lopping this and related threads alone could reduce list
volume by 5%!  :-)

what-difference-can-one-more-post-make-ly y'rs - steve

Mikael Olofsson wrote:
> 
> On 02-Mar-00 Neil Hodgson wrote:
>  >   Mikael Olofsson writes:
>  > >
>  > >   c.l.py             General
>  > >   c.l.py.gui         GUI
>  > >   c.l.py.os          os/platform dependent issues
>  > >   c.l.py.db          DataBase handling
>  > >   c.l.py.advocacy    Whitespace and such
>  >
>  >     I think this is splitting along the wrong dimension.
>  >
>  >     The criterion for a good split should be "How many mails of no interest
>  >  to me does it remove from the daily list"?
> 
> Well, that's exactly the criterion I've used.
> 
>  >      For me, I'd most like to remove tk messages and messages explaining how
>  >  to configure emacs (not that there are really too many of those). However,
>  >  I
>  >  like to see Win32 messages but can see that others may want to avoid them.
>  >
>  >      Therefore, I'd say
>  >          comp.lang.python.misc    # Splitting removes top c.l.py
> 
> OK, I don't mind.
> 
>  >          comp.lang.python.tk
>  >          comp.lang.python.win32
> 
> Those two would be too explicit. Postings about TK would go into c.l.py.gui
> above, and win32-matters would go into c.l.py.os above. If those groups
> wants to split later, then they may want something like c.l.py.gui.tk or
> c.l.py.os.win, but that's ahead of time.
> 
>  >     There seems to me to be plenty of posts for these three to thrive. Maybe
>  >  a comp.lang.python.unix although there may not be as much unix-specific
>  >  traffic.
>  >
>  >      It'd be sad if we ever reached the level of unpleassantness about
>  >  off-topic posts that some groups have achieved. Best to answer the question
>  >  in the wrong group and suggest nicely that the off topic post would receive
>  >  more response in the correct group.
> 
> I most certainly agree. The fact that we don't see each other doesn't mean
> that we shouldn't be polite.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> /Mikael
> 
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