[discuss] limitation of mails per day?

Bertrand de La Chapelle bdelachapelle at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 10:40:28 UTC 2014

Adiel, I see the problem, but one of the challenges is that many threads
have been opened - which is good - and people are naturally inclined to
chime in, hence the self-feeding explosion.

An additional challenge is the tendency of threads to lose focus as people
- understandably - follow the dynamics of the discussion.

I do not know if a formal restriction is the right answer yet - maybe at
that stage, just a recommendation to voluntary respect this limit would be

But a more important move could be to identify in the numerous threads, a
few topics that could lead to closure through action and try to structure
them, with one person/volunteer moderating the discussion to maintain

A good example was the thread regarding the calendar of events. I'm sure
there are others.

Accomplishing small operational steps useful for all would greatly help the
sense of positive contribution of this list.

Hope it helps.



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On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 10:41 AM, Nick Ashton-Hart <nashton at ccianet.org>wrote:

> I think it is a sensible - and given the volume of this list, pretty much
> essential - measure.
> I know on other lists - Governance, I believe, there's a limit of
> long-standing (is it 3/day?)
> As to it being a breach of freedom of expression, if that's argued I would
> argue against it. After all, you are not prevented from expressing
> yourself, you are simply incentivised to do it more briefly and concisely,
> or to do it tomorrow ;)
> On 3 Jan 2014, at 10:16, Adiel Akplogan <adiel at afrinic.net> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > In one of the thread there was a suggestion to limit the number of mails
> per day per person to make it easy for everyone to follow and prevent few
> and same people to overload the mailing list (the number of 4 was suggested
> but that is disputable). I know some will jump that it is will be breach to
> freedom of expression :-) (which in fact will be somehow true), but frankly
> it is becoming not easy to keep track of everything posted on the list. (I
> have to catchup with 300+ emails after few days off) Can_we/should_we do
> anything at all about that? Thoughts?
> >
> > - a.
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