Re: "too many notes" -- a modest proposal

Michael Thomas <mat@cisco.com> Tue, 31 January 2006 22:50 UTC

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Subject: Re: "too many notes" -- a modest proposal
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Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> 
> Eliot Lear wrote:
> 
>> Douglas Otis wrote:
>>
>>> I suspect that at the moment, I am the guilty party in consuming
>>> bandwidth on the DKIM list.  With the aggressive schedule, the
>>> immediate desire was to get issues listed, corrected, and in a form
>>> found acceptable.  
>>
>>
>> Without going into all the reasons why here, I asked Doug to separate
>> out issues into separate messages.
> 
> 
> Exactly. If a WG group is discussing a dozen separate issues in parallel,
> an active participant can easily send several dozen *constructive*
> messages in a day. Our problem with disruptive messages can't be solved
> by counting bytes.

Is there really a working group that can realistically deal
with a dozen separate issues in parallel? I know that when I
see a dozen or so issues posted to a mailing list, my eyes
glaze...

		Mike

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