[hackerspaces] are we creating a political discussion list?

David Powell davepow16 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 20:45:34 CET 2011

I just use the Mute feature in gmail for topics I have not interest in. It
does a very good job. I can still check on the conversation at a later date
if I want but looking though my archived e-mail. I know many people hate
good because they are data miners but I have given in. They just have way
too many useful features that make my life easier.

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 2:36 PM, Ron Bean
<makerspace at rbean.users.panix.com>wrote:

> 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
> uninformative.
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