[rfc-i] Mailing lists overlap - merge them ?

Loa Andersson loa at pi.nu
Mon Feb 8 23:41:17 PST 2021


I'm subscribed tp tjhe rfc-i list onöy, if list are merged I will get a 
couple of extra mails each week, and as of now I don't see any benefit 
from this.

However, if merging solves a real problem, then I'm not going to argue 
against merging. But as I remember we had good reasons to make two list.


On 08/02/2021 17:36, Roger Price wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Feb 2021, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> On 08-Feb-21 09:16, Roger Price wrote:
>>> This survey is very interesting, but the regular double posting shows
>>> that the two mailing lists overlap too much.  I suggest merging them.
>> Bad idea. This topic does indeed interest both lists, but rfc-interest 
>> covers much, much more than tools-discuss (and is not an IETF list, in 
>> fact). Also, tools-discuss covers more that document prep tools.
> OK. But it would be interesting to know the overlap of the readership.  
> 20% or 80% ?
> About rfc-interest says: "...Topics appropriate to this list may include 
> formatting, tools, style, content, and indexing aspects of the RFC 
> series...."
> About Tools-discuss says: "A list for announcement and discussion of 
> IETF related tools"
> That looks like tools overlap to me.  If the lists are not to be merged, 
> then they are to be clearly separated.  Roger
> _______________________________________________
> rfc-interest mailing list
> rfc-interest at rfc-editor.org
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/mailman/listinfo/rfc-interest


Loa Andersson                        email: loa at pi.nu
Senior MPLS Expert                          loa.pi.nu at gmail.com
Bronze Dragon Consulting             phone: +46 739 81 21 64

More information about the rfc-interest mailing list