Stemming from a meeting where individuals started complaining, Robert Slater and I began throwing some ideas out about how we might correct the issues that were aired regarding LibNews. After the initial brainstorm, we included Jason Strutz for his perspective and I think we all came to the conclusion and agreed that LibNews has issues and we should be able to do something about it. The question remains though, how should it be corrected?
We'd like to gather your feedback on issues that you'd like to see corrected and any suggestions as to how you would fix things. We'd appreciate feedback for the next two weeks (12-24) at which we can synthesize all the complaints and solutions and propose a remedy.
Issues that should be addressed:
- One-off announcements seem random and discussion doesn't belong
- Cross-posting between LibNews and LibFacs annoys those of us on both lists
- Notices about service outages can be too frequent
- Messages would be archived for more than the current year and a half
- Allow for nested comments in one location on a single topic
- Reduce the amount of e-mail to check
- Reduce the amount of e-mail some feel they need to store
- Make announcements more eye-catching
LibNews would still exist for immediate announcements, but perhaps we can modify it to address these issues.