Re: Please welcome the facilitators at ietf@ietf.org

S Moonesamy <sm+ietf@elandsys.com> Wed, 09 November 2016 19:18 UTC

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Subject: Re: Please welcome the facilitators at ietf@ietf.org
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Hello,

Please see the message at 
https://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf/current/msg97290.html for 
context.  This message is not copied to the IETF Chair as he will 
read this thread.

At 14:22 23-03-2016, IETF Chair wrote:
>This arrangement is an experiment that we intend to review after 
>some time to determine both feasibility for the facilitators and 
>perceived impacts.

Seven months has elapsed since this experiment started.  If I am 
asked whether the experiment had any perceived impact, my answer 
would be that the impact is insignificant.  In terms of feasibility, 
it is a significant effort to read the ietf@ietf.org mailing list 
daily for a long period of time to determine when there is an issue 
and when to step in.  It does not make sense to pursue this 
experiment if it did not bring anything positive to the subscribers 
of this mailing list.

Could you please send some feedback about whether it is useful to 
have Facilitators for ietf@ietf.org?

Regards,
S. Moonesamy