[AFRINIC Community Discuss] Scope of the "Community-Discuss" Mailing list

Alan Barrett alan.barrett at afrinic.net
Thu Aug 6 05:39:31 UTC 2015

On Wed, 05 Aug 2015, Seun Ojedeji wrote:
> Are you concerned that the list will be used for other things 
> other than discussing AFRINIC related topics or are you 
> concerned it could generate unbearable traffic?


> On the list landing page, I saw the text below:  "The 
> community-discuss at afrinic.net list is an open mailing list for 
> discussion of anything related to AFRINIC.
> Please try not to hold long discussions of topics that have a 
> more appropriate venue; for example, resource policies should 
> preferably be discussed in the rpd at afrinic.net list."
> I think that seem like a scope to me as I will be concerned if 
> we police the list unnecessarily.

I am concerned about fragmentation of discussion.  For example, if 
resource policies are discussed in two venues, then it's difficult 
for people to follow the discussion; it's better if only one venue 
is used.

I don't expect this to become a problem in practice.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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