[aur-general] What belongs to AUR general? - Was: Palemoon font size

Marcel Korpel marcel.korpel at gmail.com
Sun May 31 19:14:13 UTC 2015

* Ralf Mardorf <info.mardorf at rocketmail.com> (Sun, 31 May 2015 13:52:04
> I have to revise my claim "it _absolutely_ doesn't belong to the
> comments". I guess it's ok to ask some usage questions by a comment
> too, but as already pointed out, less people might notice a comment
> and to many usage requests by a comment would be bad.

Ah, I thought it was a question specific to that piece of software and
I suggested to use the comments for that package (I suppose at least the
package maintainer reads comments). I think questions regarding
packages may be appropiate here, but if all users from all packages
start asking questions about packages here, I fear the mailing list
will be cluttered with lots of messages about software only a few
people actually use.

Of course these are only my € 0,02, I'm in no way a list moderator or
prescriber here.

> Questions regarding software from AUR are unwanted on Arch general, so
> in the past several subscribers send requests regarding usage of
> software from AUR to AUR general.

Indeed, questions about AUR (= unsupported) software should not be
asked in the general mailing list.

> Users could subscribe to each mailing list of the software they are
> using, but then we need to subscribe to hundreds of mailing lists.

And that's why comment discussions feel more appropiate to me: only
users of the software are notified. Actually, I might be more
responsive to comments, as they are delivered in my general inbox,
whereas mails to mailing lists pop up in several submaps.

Best, Marcel

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