On Wed, 7 Feb 2001 21:53:46 -0500 (EST)
murr rhame <murr @
> On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, Sarah Standiford wrote:
> Why so much pessimism about new and unskilled list admins? We all
> had to learn the ropes once. I don't begrudge anyone who's
> willing to try... I've helped start about a half dozen spin-offs
> from one list that I run. In my humble opinion, small specialty
> topics are one of the things mailing lists handle very well.
I agree -- mailing list are especially well suited to SIGs.
However historically list moderators tended to be people with
Internet clue who were already accustomed to the RFC/research
process and the ideas of collaborative standards development. That
majority demographic is long gone and the new population does not
have the same expectations.
J C Lawrence claw @
--=| A man is as sane as he is dangerous to his environment |=--