You can see in the plot below that there is a great variety of people, and this is great.
There are also a lot of different proveniences. All the continents, even if only a few for some.
According to the different role of the participants, there were clearly different interests. Who likes receiving, other use the list for sending information. Many did notes about their wishes that we try to fulfill below.
It will work as follows: the proponent will send an email to the abouthydrology mailing list as usual, but the content of the email will be placed in a blog post instead than forwarded to the forum. A weekly digest with the summary of all submissions will be posted to the mailing list eventually. Because the blog let you insert figures, the sessions’ proponents can send not only the abstract and the link to the session but also a figure illustrative of the topics. They can also work on their text in order to offer to the readers some additional valuable information that cannot be in the abstracts for the conferences.
Others have suggested to categorize the email. Unfortunately the google group machinery does not seem to allow this. OR, at least, we were not able to find how to do it (ideas ?). Therefore we suggest to conform to an abouthydrology etiquette, i.e. that any sender categorize themselves his submissions. Some tags could be:
What it is important is that from now, your “Subject” starts with one of these (or others tags) to make your message recognizable. That’s would be a great improvement for everybody and therefore take this little extra effort when you submit an email.
Anche for jobs and positions, if you submit a call to the list, these email will become a post in the hydrojobs blog. Furthermore, the hydrojobs blog collect calls coming from the [Gilbert Club] and [Cryosphere] mailing list too.
We all hope that these enhancements will make the use of the mailing list more effective. Some of them though, need a little of your collaboration.
riccardo, giuseppe and marialaura