rileytestut at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 18:41:22 CST 2015
+1 for preferring alternatives to mailing lists. Threads are much harder to follow when through email, and honestly email is one of my least used forms of communication; I feel like the medium has an inherit "formality" that can hinder the rapid progression of ideas.
Case in point, email signatures. They seem like extra fluff and professionalism not needed for something like this. An online forum has accounts where you can get the same information without it polluting the public discussion.
I'm biased though, I really just dislike email :-)
> On Dec 10, 2015, at 3:59 PM, Greg Parker via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> On Dec 10, 2015, at 3:40 PM, Jacob Bandes-Storch via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> Can you describe what you like about mailing lists? To me, the lack of proper formatting, lack of control over links, and duplication of content are minuses. IMO, online forums like Discourse do a much better job of keeping topics organized and accessible (plus, you can choose to have notifications sent via email if that's your preferred medium). You can see an example installation at https://meta.discourse.org/
> Advantage: I use my mail client regularly. I don't visit other web forums regularly.
> Email notification can sometimes repair part of the problem, but it doesn't always work. My own StackOverflow participation dropped to zero because they changed their email notification system for the worse.
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