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Re: new lilypond-auto mailing list

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: new lilypond-auto mailing list
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 00:11:46 +0100
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Graham Percival <address@hidden> writes:

> We have a new mailing list for automatic messages.  No human
> emails are allowed; only whitelisted email addresses can send to
> the list.
> Scripts whose output should be sent to this list include:
> - patchy staging-merge (both success and failure messages)
> - summaries of regtest survey reponses (possibly?)
> - statistics about bug-lilypond response rates (possibly?)
> - automatic countdown finished messages (the beginning of
>   countdowns will be sent to -devel as well)
> - all tracker issues
> The last item may take people by surprise.  Historically, we have
> kept tracker issue updates on bug-lilypond and simply expected
> people to set up email filters.  However, after a few years it's
> clear that email filters are not understood by all volunteers.  We
> simply cannot afford to raise the bar for the bug squad, nor can
> we afford to keep on wasting volunteers' time sorting through
> email manually.  Therefore, in a week or so I'll switch the
> tracker issues to lilypond-auto instead of bug-lilypond.

So instead of surprising volunteers by giving them more information than
expected we give them less information than expected?

Does not look to me like it is going to be an improvement.  Quite the

David Kastrup

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