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

Rainer Brockerhoff rainer at brockerhoff.net
Tue Aug 2 12:43:46 CDT 2016

On 8/2/16 13:15, Karl Wagner via swift-evolution wrote:
> There's no guarantee we would have to give it up entirely - many forum
> platforms have apps with caching for offline viewing.
> Besides, im not sure these discussions are always so important that you
> really need to download the entire list and save it all offline.
> Karl
>> On Aug 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm, <Rainer Brockerhoff via swift-evolution
>> <mailto:swift-evolution at swift.org>> wrote:
>> On 8/2/16 12:21, Erica Sadun via swift-evolution wrote:
>> > It is an instructive example of why remaining with a mailing list, flaws and all, is probably the best answer for Swift Evolution.
>> Whatever keeps a mailing list as bottom implementation gets my +1.
>> Forums and other browser-based things may be more convenient _if_ you're
>> in a place with 24/7 connectivity, which is not true for many.
>> FWIW I'm using Thunderbird off the gmane group because threading doesn't
>> work well with other email clients.

A scenario I often have to follow, both at home and on trips, is
connect, download everything new, disconnect, read entire threads later

Rainer Brockerhoff  <rainer at brockerhoff.net>
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
"In the affairs of others even fools are wise
In their own business even sages err."

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