[Numpy-discussion] Meta: help, devel and stackoverflow

Olivier Delalleau shish@keba...
Thu Jun 28 09:42:18 CDT 2012


+1 for a numpy-users list without "dev noise".

-=- Olivier

2012/6/28 Travis Oliphant <travis@continuum.io>

> There are some good ideas here.
>
> I propose splitting this list into devel and users lists.
>
> This might best be done by creating a new list for users and using this
> list for development.
>
> Travis
>
> --
> Travis Oliphant
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>
> On Jun 27, 2012, at 11:38 PM, srean <srean.list@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi List,
> >
> > this has been brought up several times, and the response has been
> > generally positive but it has fallen through the cracks. So here are a
> > few repeat requests. Am keeping it terse just for brevity
> >
> > i) Split the list into [devel] and [help] and as was mentioned
> > recently [rant/flame]:
> >
> >   some request for help get drowned out during active development
> > related discussions and simple help requests pollutes more urgent
> > development related matters.
> >
> > ii) Stackoverflow like site for help as well as for proposals.
> >
> >    The silent majority has been referred to a few times recently. I
> > suspect there does exist many lurkers on the list who do prefer one
> > discussed solution over the other but for various reasons do not break
> > out of their lurk mode to send a mail saying "I prefer this solution".
> > Such an interface will also help in keeping track of the level of
> > support as compared to mails that are larges hunks of quoted text with
> > a line or two stating ones preference or seconding a proposal.
> >
> > One thing I have learned from traffic accidents is that if one asks
> > for a help of the assembled crowd, no one knows how to respond. On the
> > other hand if you say "hey there in a blue shirt could you get some
> > water"  you get instant results. So pardon me for taking the
> > presumptuous liberty to request Travis to please set it up or
> > delegate.
> >
> > Splitting the lists shouldn't be hard work, setting up overflow might
> > be more work in comparison.
> >
> > Best
> > -- srean
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