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Policy on cross-posting to multiple lists

Dean Rasheed-3
Has the policy on cross-posting to multiple lists been hardened recently?

The "Crash on ALTER TABLE" thread [1] started on -bugs, but Andrew's
message on 8 Jan with an initial proposed patch and my response later
that day both CC'ed -hackers and seem to have been rejected, and so
are missing from the archives.

In that case, it's not a big deal because subsequent replies included
the text from the missing messages, so it's still possible to follow
the discussion, but I wanted to check whether this was an intentional
change of policy. If so, it seems a bit harsh to flat-out reject these
messages. My prior understanding was that cross-posting, while
generally discouraged, does still sometimes have value.

[1] https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/flat/CAEZATCVqksrnXybSaogWOzmVjE3O-NqMSpoHDuDw9_7mhNpeLQ%40mail.gmail.com#2c25e9a783d4685912dcef8b3f3edd63

Regards,
Dean

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Re: Policy on cross-posting to multiple lists

Tom Lane-2
Dean Rasheed <[hidden email]> writes:
> Has the policy on cross-posting to multiple lists been hardened recently?

Not that I've heard of.

> The "Crash on ALTER TABLE" thread [1] started on -bugs, but Andrew's
> message on 8 Jan with an initial proposed patch and my response later
> that day both CC'ed -hackers and seem to have been rejected, and so
> are missing from the archives.

I've done the same recently, without problems.  I'd suggest inquiring
on the pgsql-www list; project infrastructure issues are not really
on-topic here.

                        regards, tom lane

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Re: Policy on cross-posting to multiple lists

Amit Langote
On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 12:58 AM Tom Lane <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Dean Rasheed <[hidden email]> writes:
> > The "Crash on ALTER TABLE" thread [1] started on -bugs, but Andrew's
> > message on 8 Jan with an initial proposed patch and my response later
> > that day both CC'ed -hackers and seem to have been rejected, and so
> > are missing from the archives.
>
> I've done the same recently, without problems.  I'd suggest inquiring
> on the pgsql-www list; project infrastructure issues are not really
> on-topic here.

Fwiw, an email I sent yesterday was rejected similarly because I'd
tried to send it to both pgsql-hackers and pgsql-performance.  I
mentioned about that when I resent the same email successfully [1]
after dropping pgsql-performance from the list of recipients.

Thanks,
Amit

[1] https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/96720c99-ffa0-01ad-c594-0504c8eda708%40lab.ntt.co.jp