[swift-evolution] [Swift4] Mailing list vs. Forum

Muse M james.lei65 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 04:36:34 CDT 2016

We will need a platform that live near the code (repo). Contextual
switching is expensive for every developers especially lengthy discussions
could have save us man-hours.

On Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 3:42 PM, Tino Heth via swift-evolution <
swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> I have not enough experience with all the possible alternatives to give a
> vote for a specific system, but the mail-approach can be very tedious, and
> there are several things that a just not possible or very clumsy:
> - You can't edit a message that has been send
> - Tagging capabilities are very limited (no public tags…)
> - Searching & linking… (quite sure this has been mentioned extensively ;-)
> - Mail.app splits topics in strange ways, so it is very hard to follow
> discussions
> Sending a message is the only way of interaction, but imho it would be
> beneficial to have a lightweight alternative to just signal agreement (or
> something else) to posts.
> Receiving little or no feedback can be frustrating, and I expect there are
> many messages that didn't receive the attention they deserved, just because
> it is somewhat stupid to write an response that just says "absolutely
> right, I have nothing to add here" (feel free to prove me wrong ;-)
> Mailing lists have some benefits as well, but afaics, Discourse can
> basically run a list on top of all the discussions, so we wouldn't loose
> anything.
> Tino
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