[Rack] Mailing list request: noisebridge-release

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Thu Apr 19 22:28:48 UTC 2012

What about the noisebridge awesome blog Danny is working on.


On Thu, 19 Apr 2012, Wladyslaw Zbikowski wrote:

> Hi Jonathan, thanks for your comments. I am aware of
> noisebridge-announce but I feel it's not quite the right mailing list
> for this, for a few reasons.
> 1. I am looking for a much lower barrier for release announcements
> than -announce offers. -announce is great to make a single
> announcement about a new project which has made a significant
> achievement of broad interest, and I would encourage people to post to
> -announce as well in this case.
> In the other case, I want to elicit announcements from people whose
> projects might otherwise go unannounced. For instance I personally
> have 5 or 10 github projects which could benefit from users, but have
> not had a formal 0.1 release. I do not think these projects would be
> worth reading about for most of the (1000's of) people on
> noisebridge-announce and I don't feel comfortable using
> noisebridge-announce for that purpose. I'd prefer to send it to a
> group which has specifically opted in to this kind of announcement.
> 2. I envision noisebridge-release as a high-traffic mailing list which
> would dwarf -announce. A young and active project may make releases
> every week, if not every day. 20 or 30 people announcing weekly
> releases would be overwhelming for -announce.
> 3. noisebridge-release could be of interest to a distinct set of
> people who may not want to read -announce. For instance people at
> other hackerspaces, or LUGs, or others interested in free software and
> hardware who don't want to read about events at the physical space.
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 11:39 AM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 11:09 AM, miloh <froggytoad at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 10:11 AM, Ben Kochie <ben at nerp.net> wrote:
>>>> That's what noisebridge-announce is for.
>>> I think he was following directions at the bottom of
>>> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Mailinglist
>> Which is a page that also specifically calls out "-announce".
>> Personally, I'm in favor of fewer mailinglists, rather than more. The
>> more we add, the more we fracture our online mailinglist community.
>> As described, those type of announcements are probably appropriate for
>> -announce, provided that the signal-to-noise ratio is high enough.
>> e.g. "hey, I built this GPS implementation on an FPGA for
>> high-altitude ballooning. Here's the git repo ..." would be awesome to
>> get vs "Hey, I built some LED throwies last night. We're going to go
>> toss them on the fire escape tomorrow night" would be less exciting to
>> have filling mail spools.
>> (though now that I think of it, throwies are actually quite fun...).
>> --j
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