moderated Re: email addresses for suggesting features offlist from beta #suggestion


Samuel Murrayy
 

On 2019/04/03 02:08 AM, J_Catlady wrote:

(3) sometimes a feature is very simple and doesn’t require much or
any discussion.
If a feature is very simple and doesn't require much of any discussion,
and the proposer knows it, then the proposer simply has to refrain from
reading and/or responding to any replies. The thread will fizzle out by
itself eventually. Then, a day or two later, the proposer can read all
replies and take from it what he feels is useful.

There should be a dedicated email address for feature suggestions as
an alternative to posting in beta. If Mark feels a suggestion
warrants discussion, he can post a query in beta.
On the contrary, instead of posting first to a smaller dedicated list
and only later to the larger discussion list, I think it would be better
if the proposer could post first to the discussion list, and then, when
he has had some feedback from others and time to think his proposal over
some more, post a fine-tuned version of his suggestion to the dedicated
list, where it may be discussed further by a small number of more expert
participants.

This is how RFEs work on some software projects where I'm a lurker:
first discuss informally, then propose formally. Advantages include
that the formal proposal is more clearly written, takes into account
more situations and potential objections, and is freer from bias.

What do you think?

Samuel

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