On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Akki <belovedgodd...
>> Uh How about on the mailing list ... like we do every other decision and
> discussion about the Hackspace? Is that not what we're doing now? It's
> silly to discuss about where to discuss things to discuss about. Just ask
> the question in plain english, get feedback, make revisions, pose new
> questions, etc. It's the scientific method. I seriously worry that your way
> of explaining things has put off people from discussing this topic at all.
> We're too big of a group to meet somewhere IRL to discuss these things
> fully. Mailing list is the best way. Ask the question, don't ask to ask
It's true that the mailing list is supposed to be where we discuss this
sort of thing, and that it's more practical than IRL.
But it's not really working. A typical thread has only a tiny number of
contributors and there's often no clear outcome - the thread dies more
because it's not going anywhere than because it is resolved, and it isn't
clear whether the silent majority are agreeing or ignoring.
If we had real life meetings with that level of involvement, we wouldn't
consider them successful - but at least we'd be able to gauge interest from
numbers and result from body language.
This doesn't mean the mailing list is the wrong approach, and that meetings
are the right one. But we haven't really tried the meeting approach, and we
do need greater involvement and commitment than we currently have, IMO.