[hackerspaces] are we creating a political discussion list?

Ron Bean makerspace at rbean.users.panix.com
Tue Dec 6 20:36:19 CET 2011

Moritz Bartl <moritz at hackerbus.eu> writes:

>And I think sometimes you need to
>force people into political discussions.

You can't force people to read a mailing list. But you can lower the 
signal:noise ratio to the point that they give up on it.

I don't see a problem with having more than one list (or more than two,
for that matter).

My personal objection is to long threads about topics that go around in 
circles with no new ideas presented. If you want everyone's opinion on
some particular issue, take a survey (and then do what you want-- that's
how hackerspaces work).

I've been mass-deleting threads that seem to be, shall we say, verbosely

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