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[liberationtech] Survey Results
companys at stanford.edu
Mon Aug 20 18:41:31 PDT 2012
So here's the total tally:
1. Make list public or keep pseudo-private?
a. Public 71%
b. Pseudo-Private 29%
2. Reply to list or sender?
a. List 69%
b. Sender 31%
3. Eliminate signature, modify, or leave as is?
a. Eliminate 20.7%
b. Modify 62.1%
c. As is 17.2%
I'll work on revising the guidelines/signature and implementing the desired
In the meantime, if you have any other concerns or requests, please let me
On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu>wrote:
> Hi All,
> Based on your feedback, a short 3-question survey of the Liberationtech
> community will be conducted to determine what changes to implement. The
> survey will be conducted through Thursday, August 16, 2012, and aggregated
> survey results will be released on Friday, August 17, 2012. Changes to
> mailing list guidelines will occur shortly thereafter.
> To provide background info on the survey questions, the feedback you have
> sent either privately or to the whole list over the past few days has been
> summarized below under "policy implications."
> Should you have any questions, please let me know.
> List Moderator
> - Would you like to make the Liberationtech archives *public* or *
> - Public
> - Private
> - Should reply-to's be sent to the *entire list* or the *individual
> - Entire List
> - Individual Sender
> - Should we reduce or eliminate the list-email signature text?
> - Keep text signature as is
> - Add "-- " prior to text signature to enable auto-hiding in most
> - Eliminate text signature completely
> *POLICY IMPLICATIONS:*
> - Public or private:
> - Public implies making the archives public both within mailman,
> and we would also allow automatic, real-time mirroring of the list.
> Easiest to do for simplicity and transparency's sake. Mailing list
> guidelines would also be amended to reflect the change.
> - Private means that we would make the archives private and, if
> possible, add Internet standard email headers or robot exclusions to
> restrict or prohibit archiving. Mailing list guidelines would also be
> amended to reflect the change.
> - Reply to entire list or individual sender:
> - Advantage of replying to individual sender includes preventing
> personal replies from being inadvertently sent to the entire list.
> - Advantages of replying to entire list include:
> - Preventing people who forward emails from the list from
> unnecessarily exposing subscribers' email addresses
> - Preventing list server from having to filter email to
> subscribers who are in To: or Cc: (if anything goes wrong, they get an
> email twice)
> - Reducing both the strain on the server and the risk of
> triggering spam filters
> - Signature
> - Signature currently includes instructions on how to change
> subscription options (an issue that constantly recurs on the list) and our
> Twitter address. See below:
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