[TAG] found something in the attic...
thomas at edulinux.homeunix.org
Thu Jan 12 22:33:44 MSK 2006
On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 09:40:31AM -0500, Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> Could you possibly recap those reasons for me, Rick? I can't think
> of anything off the top of my head; unless I'm missing something
> critically important, TAG archives should definitely be made public.
If we do this -- the emphasis on TAG as a column entry in LG does
somewhat diminish. There's still too much information on TAG of late
that I would consider not for public readership -- and I am not just
referring to those posts that have been marked not for publication in
some way, either.
There's a number of my own posts on TAG over the years, not flagged for
non-publication, but I would rather they weren't publically viewable.
The same situation has come up on the HantsLUG mailing-list, and
although a few were in favour of an open access mailing list -- it was
rejected on the basis of just this; that the sensitivity of past posts
cannot be guaranteed.
There's a certain amount of joy in being selective about what gets
extracted out of TAG, and is then shoved in LG as a column. Readers
have come to expect it over the years -- and they like it. The
information is readily searchable as it is -- and to be honest, most of
what isn't extracted from TAG each month probably isn't worth publishing
-- either because the quality is low, or because there's already
countless answers for it elsewhere.
-- Thomas Adam
I'm brutal, honest, and afraid of you.
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