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Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] Cc'ing emails [

From: Chen Gang
Subject: Re: [Qemu-trivial] [Qemu-devel] Cc'ing emails [
Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:41:39 +0800
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Every members have their own tastes, and one working flow may be not
suitable for all members. I can understand, and hope other members
understand too.

At least for me, next, I shall send patch to the members which I can get
from 'get_maintainers.pl' and only Cc to qemu-devel. And shall skip
qemu-trivial and Michael Tokarev.

If any member feels my patch may related with qemu-trivial, please add
it in replying mailing list during reply, and mark Cc to qemu-trivial.

Welcome any other members' ideas, suggestions or completions.


On 08/04/2014 11:43 PM, Markus Armbruster wrote:
> Michael Tokarev <address@hidden> writes:
>> Please stop Cc'ing me emails sent to, at least, address@hidden
> I'll try to remember, but in general you can't expect everyone to keep
> tabs on who wants and who doesn't want to be copied.
>> I'm about to filter personal emails which are also sent to
>> some mailinglists I receive.  I'd not do that, because this is
>> a good practice to Cc someone like that for various really
>> important or urgent emails, and if I to apply such a filter,
>> these urgent emails will be filtered too, obviously.
>> I'm not sure how people treat these cases or deal with them.
>> We are subscribed to, in particular, qemu-devel@, and active
>> maintainers look there too, so receive more than one copy of
>> many emails.
> I believe fighting the established convention to copy is futile.  I
> embrace it instead, and make it help me prioritize my reading.  Copy me,
> and I'll at least skim cover letters and other thread-starters to
> determine whether I need to follow this thread.  Don't copy me, and I'll
> at best glance at the subject in passing.
> Automatic filing into folders and marking copies so I don't have to mark
> them read twice helps.
> The additional traffic is a drop in a bucket.
>> It is becoming worse.  With get_maintainer.pl pulling addresses
>> of people who made changes or commits to files by default,
>> contributing to the project becomes a bit dangerous.  Because
>> as a result, once you fix something, you're essentially being
>> subscribed to a spam list, because other contributors start
>> Ccing you for the patches with which you have absolutely nothing
>> to do, and if a discussion emerges, you can't opt out of it
>> anymore (especially for patches which raise hot discussions).
>> So I'd rather think twice before contributing anything...
> That's sad.

Chen Gang

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