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Re: [ga] Mailing lists


The Names Council has to act publically on everthing it does. No member of
the NC can speak in the name of it unless he is talking about a decision of
the NC that has been reached in one of the meetings. Members of the NC
participate in this list and may talk as individuals, but never
representing the NC.

Our way of acknowdleging reception of proposal is publishing them as public
comments received in the DNSO website. We can discuss them as individuals,
or discuss them in a NC meeting, but we cannot give any answer unless the
answer has been agreed on.

If we act otherwise we will be accused of "working behind doors". Whichever
way we act, we always find somebody who will not be happy.

Cross-posting does not solve anything. You can be a member of any WG you
wish to be in, you can be in the GA list, you can be in the NCDNHC list.
You can listen to NC teleconferneces through the webcast.

Anybody has the choice of subscribing or not subscribing to a list. If they
decide NOT to subscribe to the discussion in one specific list,
cross-posting to them the contents of that list is forcing that discussion
into them, which is usually understood as spamming. Let people who do not
want to join a list be free from that list. Help them keep their sanity.


At 15:36 18/07/99 -0600, Pisanty Baruch Alejandro-FQ wrote:
>Dear Javier Sola,
>enforcing the non-cross-posting rule will become a lot easier for you if
>the Council, through you or some authorized speaker, does at least
>as much as acknowledge receipt of comments or proposals. Responses related
>to the contents and subject matter of mailings would be much more welcome
>and eliminate the impression that there are two discussions, one within
>the NC and another outside of it, but not between the community and the
>Cross posting should be allowed at least with the following structure:
>postings to the NC which are also discussion itmes must also be sent to
>GA and to the more "local" list, eg NCDNHC or WG-x.
>Also the non-cross-posting rule will continue to be self-defeating in that
>the same mail can be sent as an orignal to all lists.  A more responsive
>and participative attitude from the NC will help more than rules like
>A significant number of comments and proposals have been made in the last
>weeks with too scant a response from the group you are heading. Many are
>well-meaning, product of the thought of different collectives, and
>technically well grounded. Were they not they would still merit discussion
>of their merits or lack of them. We now know the "official" rules to get
>messages into the NC. What are the rules, written or not, for the opposite
>Alejandro Pisanty
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