[tdwg-phylo] TDWG mailing list consolidation

Nico Cellinese ncellinese at flmnh.ufl.edu
Wed Sep 8 16:46:07 CEST 2010

Thanks Hilmar!  Ditto!


On Sep 8, 2010, at 10:42 AM, Hilmar Lapp wrote:

> Markus and Lee -
> I understand that there are lumpers and splitters in mailing list
> design as much as in taxonomy. Similarly, there are benefits and
> disadvantages to either.
> We feel that we want to retain a mailing list that is the home for
> communication of business of the Phylogenetic Standards Interest
> Group, and where users know that traffic will be related only to that.
> That allows everyone to use their email filters to the best extent,
> and to selectively subscribe to the traffic they want to subscribe to.
> If you insist on merging or shutting down our mailing list against our
> declared will, we will move our business to a Google group.
> I then also suggest that we have a public session at the TDWG
> conference devoted to discussing this kind of unilateral decision
> making over the heads of TDWG's interest group conveners. This is the
> first time ever as a IG convener hear about this. I was under the
> impression that TDWG as an organization is committed to support and
> empower their interest groups. What you are proposing here, and the
> style of decision making and communication is the exact opposite of
> that.
> 	-hilmar
> On Sep 8, 2010, at 6:32 AM, Markus Döring (GBIF) wrote:
>> Dear members of the TDWG mailing list tdwg-phylo,
>> TDWG has seen a proliferation of mailing lists over the years, most
>> of which
>> are inactive today. Traffic on most lists is rather little and  
>> usually
>> limited to only a short period of time. As most lists also have very
>> much
>> the same subscribers, we are seeking to merge lists into just a few
>> ones.
>> The main 3 mailing lists we want to maintain in the future being:
>> tdwg at lists.tdwg.org
>> A list with very low traffic for official TDWG  announcements from
>> the executive committee
>> http://lists.tdwg.org/mailman/listinfo/tdwg
>> tdwg-content at lists.tdwg.org
>> A list for all non technical discussions covering all TDWG working
>> groups /
>> standards http://lists.tdwg.org/mailman/listinfo/tdwg-content
>> tdwg-tag at lists.tdwg.org
>> The technical architecture group list that will host discussions
>> about the
>> technical details of standards
>> http://lists.tdwg.org/mailman/listinfo/tdwg-tag
>> Within the next days we will automatically add all subscribers of
>> this list to tdwg and tdwg-content and will merge all existing
>> archives of the mailing list tdwg-phylo into tdwg-content. The list
>> tdwg-phylo will be closed and removed once the archives have been
>> merged.
>> Best wishes,
>> Markus Döring
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>> http://lists.tdwg.org/mailman/listinfo/tdwg-phylo
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