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Re: [announce-owner@apache.org: Returned post for announce@apache.org]

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_apache.org>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2020 20:35:50 +0200

On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 07:48:41PM +0200, Branko Čibej wrote:
> On 27.05.2020 19:30, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> > Out of the blue, I have received nitpicking of changes I made to the
> > website and the announce message I sent. I've received this feedback
> > via the mailing list moderation mechanism.
> >
> > Can anyone tell me what's going on here? Who even wrote this?
> >
> > FWIW, the announce message was generated by release.py; if there's
> > something wrong with that, we need to fix that script.
> > There's nothing I could do now to correct the announce message
> > itself since it has already been approved (by me).
>
>
> This moderation is completely inappropriate. Moderation is supposed to
> filter spam from the announce@ list, not pontificate about the names of
> the files in a release. That's what dev@ is for. You don't block a
> release announcement because of typos unless they've very serious indeed.

I agree.

A moderation mechanism is not an appropriate way of initiating a conversation.
This approach is rather problematic and doesn't align at all with our
collaborative work flow.

Dear anonymous robot(?), please use the dev@ list for such purposes, so we
know who is providing feedback and can have an actual conversation together
about whatever might need to be done exactly to satisfy your concerns.

Thanks :)
Received on 2020-05-27 20:35:53 CEST

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