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The list is very active. It hosts varied discussions ranging from last calls to IETF organisation matters to any Internet technology-related topics that come up. We all have seen how much discussion there is, and occasionally, discussions that become unproductive or repetitive. Part of the root cause of this is that unlike most IETF lists, there is no working group chair overseeing and driving discussions.

The IESG has discussed this and plans to add moderators to manage the list discussion. The moderators will track and guide discussions and remind people when they get outside of the lines. Please respect the feedback from the moderators when they say, for instance, that an issue has been already previously discussed. 

The moderation system will not affect other mailing list management methods that are used on this list or in the IETF in general.

If you have feedback on this plan, please let us know.

Jari Arkko for the IESG