The IETF list itself was split from one list to "discussion" and
"announcements." I don't see why "announcements" can't be split to "IDs"
and "all other announcements." People would still get ID announcements to
their WG lists of the particular ones they find pertinant and would still
see Last Calls to the gen'l announcement list.
On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Paul Hoffman / IMC wrote:
At 4:02 PM -0600 11/13/01, Pete Resnick wrote:
I am interested in getting all of the posts to the IETF-Announce
list *except* for the greatest bulk of those posts: Internet Draft
announcements. I find it hard to believe that I am the only one who
would prefer if the I-D announcements were on a separate mailing
list. Would it be possible to implement this? If I am correct and
there are an awful lot of people who are uninterested in I-D
Pete, you really should get a mail client that has an easy-to-use
filtering interface. :-)
it would cut down on outgoing mail of the secretariat substantially.
Ah, that might be a consideration. Unless it turns out that the
secretariat's Internet connection bills are high, it seems worthwhile
to keep the lists merged. To many of us, seeing the names and titles
of new -00 drafts is as interesting as seeing RFC announcements.
Further, waiting until a draft is in IETF Last Call before people
notice it is not a good way to create protocols.
--Paul Hoffman, Director
--Internet Mail Consortium