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Managing mailing list discussions

Make clear what the issues are

Any attempt to determine consensus is difficult if the issues are technical, economic and political. Impassioned discussion, with little technical content, leads to an impass. It is up to the chair to tease apart the points and find out how to reduce the amount people disagree on. Find the bounds of the conversation. Separate out the technical issues.

If you need advice, contact the Area Director.