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Re: On the popularity of git

From: Oleh Krehel
Subject: Re: On the popularity of git
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:43:44 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 2:08 PM, John Wiegley <address@hidden> wrote:
>> We have valuable people leaving this mailing list due to its penchant for
>> straying off-topic for so long. I assure you it is not being overrated.
> Sorry, but I find this argument less than compelling. emacs-devel has less 
> than 40 msg/day, which is low. Anyone who dislikes wandering threads can 
> silence them. And wandering threads often come back to Emacs issues. Anyone 
> who's "leaving
> this list due to its penchant for straying off-topic for so long" will likely 
> leave anyway due to its penchant for long threads, even on-topic. No one is 
> interested in all issues.

If a person is "leaving" only because they can't stomach skipping
through ~20 messages per day, then they'd find a reason to leave anyway.
And I wouldn't call this type of people valuable, since they don't
actually contribute anything on account of "leaving" because of every
little inconvenience.

>> I again request that the members of this thread take the discussion 
>> elsewhere,
>> among themselves. It is not needed here in emacs-devel.
> I disagree.


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