ADMIN: TECHWR-L Chat Mailing List

Subject: ADMIN: TECHWR-L Chat Mailing List
From: TECHWR-L Administrator <admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com>
To: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 08:05:41 -0600

Ned Bedinger wrote:
> Eric Ray wrote:
>> Side comment--would there be value in setting up a
>> new parallel list for "off topic" discussions or
>> technical discussions that aren't really tech
>> writing? Now that we're free from Lyris, that
>> would be straightforward to do. Let me (and

> Now that this topic has been in ferment long enough for the topic of
> immoderate postings to come around a few times, it does seem like it
> might be a good idea to have a parallel list for chat topics, a sandbox
> if you will. Not that this would make it any easier to keep up with
> discussions where posters weave between being nominally on or off topic,
> but it would provide some structure in support of the obvious social
> functions the list provides. I think the rules would sort themselves
> out, the social users would thrive, and the professionals on the list
> who want stricter moderation standards would feel freer to invest their
> limited time in techwr-l.

Ned (and the others who have responded to this one),

Done. We think it's a good idea--there's clearly an unmet need for
casual hallway chatter, but TECHWR-L proper really isn't the right
place for it.

Therefore, we set up
TECHWR-L-Chat -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
for unmoderated casual chats. We're keeping the archives, but don't
currently plan to make them available for retrieval or search--it
seems that this TECHWR-L-Chat mailing list wouldn't be the kind of
medium that would have lasting value beyond the immediate chat forum.

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