[PD] sending pd-announce to pd-list
IOhannes m zmoelnig
zmoelnig at iem.at
Tue May 2 14:20:15 CEST 2006
recently we had some discussion on pd-ot, which most of you probably
the basic idea was to automatically send [pd-announce] mails to the pd-list.
up till now, there were 2 ways of using pd-announce:
groupA assumes that people subscribed to pd-list are also subscribed to
pd-announce, so they only send announcements to pd-announce.
unfortunately this is not the truth (there are about 1350 people
subscribed to pd-list (including double and disabled subscriptions) and
only approx 650 subscribers to pd-announce)
groupB does not assume that all pd-list-subscribees are also subscribed
at pd-announce, and therefore post announcements to both lists,
resulting in cross-posts for those who _are_ subscribed on both lists.
currently 2/3 of the email-addresses subscribed to pd-announce are also
subscribed to pd-list. (this does not include people who are subscribed
to both lists with different email-addresses)
my original intention for separating the lists was to make "important
announcements" available to people who are not really interested in
following all the discussion at pd-list.
this means, that pd-announce should be a subset of pd-list (all mails
going to pd-announce are also meant for pd-list).
the reason why it became 2 different lists was merely technical.
both groupA and groupB "annoy" a rather large number of people (>100),
either because recipients get announcement-mails 2 times or not at all.
the solution could be simple:
subscribe the entire pd-list to pd-announce (so all announcements go to
pd-list and thus to all pd-list subscribees) AND disable the direct
delivery of pd-announce for all those addresses that are also subscribed
does this sound good?
- people subscribed to the pd-list who do NOT want to receive
pd-announce mails would have to take care of that themselves. (but even
this task would be simplified in relation to the cross-posting solution).
- it is still a solution driven by technical feasibility rather than
what we really want to acchieve. (imho, an ideal solution would make
pd-lists (un)subscription a matter of (de)activating a check-box in the
user-preferences of the puredata.info portal)
feedback is welcome
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