[riot-devel] Github notifications - Spam or ham?

Martin Lenders mlenders at inf.fu-berlin.de
Wed Jul 24 13:04:09 CEST 2013

I've configured my filters accordingly so all the notifications are dumped
into a seperate folder where I'm not notified about every new mail. But I
would support Ludwig's proposal of splitting the notifications into an
extra mailing list.


2013/7/24 Ludwig Ortmann <ludwig.ortmann at fu-berlin.de>

> I don't like how the context of comments is lost on the list and I prefer
> githubs notification system. As it is I need to be on the look for
> non-github messages in order not to miss them between all the "spam".
> However I would like to know if any of this force feeding led to
> participation that wouldn't have happened otherwise.
> Btw: If anyone needs to have mailing list only access to the notifications
> (i.e. doesn't want to  use github) we could still offer this on a separate
> list.
> Cheers, Ludwig
> Oleg Hahm <oliver.hahm at inria.fr> schrieb:
> >Dear rioters,
> >for some weeks I've activated the notifications from Github to be sent to
> this
> >mailing list. The intentions are twofold:
> >1.) By default, notifications from Github on issues, commits, pull
> requests
> >etc. are only sent to the persons directly involved. Though, in many cases
> >    the event might be interesting for more folks.
> >2.) For many people it is more convenient to discuss things on a
> >mailing list
> >    than to use a web front end (i.e., Github).
> >However, these notifications clearly increase the amount of traffic on
> this
> >mailing list and I'm not sure if everybody appreciates that.
> >What's your opinion? Does the increased amount of traffic bother you or
> do you
> >like the additional information and discussion platform?
> >Cheers,
> >Oleg
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