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To create a defined relatively low-traffic mailing list for foundation announcements.


Anthony writes: I propose the foundation-announce-l mailing list be set up with the following posting rules:

  • Bulleted list item One post per person per thread. That includes the initiator of the thread.
  • Responses in a thread must be in response to the original message. No responding to responses.
  • A person may initiate a maximum of two threads per week. Exception for foundation staff, board members, list administrator(s), and with permission of the list administrator(s). Responses per week are unlimited subject to rules 1 and 2.
  • Posts generally do not go through a moderation queue. Anyone breaking the rules will be put on moderation or unsubscribed at the discretion of the list administrator(s).


It can be a real challenge to sort through high traffic mailing lists to look for announcements.

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Only the staff time in setting up the list (very very minor) and the cost of archiving the list with the others (unknown).


This proposal was created on foundation-l by Anthony and is available in that lists's pipermail archive.

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