[Mediawiki-l] Is MediaWiki-l dysfunctional? What is it good for, really?

Robert Leverington lcarsdata at googlemail.com
Wed May 23 15:06:34 UTC 2007

Many people have had their problems solved using this list, it is very
useful indeed. If you need a quick response use the irc channel. But
remember MediaWiki is FOSS so support is not required and we aren't
being paid to give it.

On 23/05/07, Monahon, Peter B. <Peter.Monahon at uspto.gov> wrote:
> 1 - More than one of my posts has bounced back because either:
> - the moderator thinks is inappropriate (to complex?);
> - because a list auto-setting complains that my post is too big (to
> complex?).
> Hey, if I had simple problems ...
> 2 - The list recently, at least, has taken w-a-y too long to arrive for
> me to depend on it for contemporaneous solutions.  By the time the
> digest arrives, it's not only bereft of responses, but it's w-a-y too
> late, and I've moved on to other resources and other problems.
> So, is this list MediaWiki-l dead or dying?  Do we all find each other
> off list instead, and the l-o-n-g time between broadcasts is an
> indication that this list has little or no function after all?
> Is MediaWiki-l dysfunctional?  What is it good for, really?
> Why not setup a real ***wiki*** discussion right at the MediaWiki.org
> home pages, and encourage the MediaWiki software to actually mature to
> handle such support needs as ours, instead of using an old-fashioned
> mailing list like this?
> Your 2 cents?
> - Peter Blaise
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Robert[hl] [[User:Lcarsdata]]

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