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ONLamp: Do-It-Yourself Documentation? Research Into the Effectiveness of Mailing Lists (Part 1)

Aug 24, 2006, 03:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Oram)

"Mailing list membership is a must for anyone who works with complicated computer technology, such as a programming language, a server, or a professional software package. On popular mailing lists for difficult topics, such as Linux distributions, messages stream in at every hour of the day and night.

"How many messages on these lists get satisfactory answers? How long does it take to resolve the questions? These are just two of the simpler ways to measure a mailing list's effectiveness (we will encounter others as we proceed)..."

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