[swift-evolution] [Swift4] Mailing list vs. Forum
tvermeulen at me.com
Tue Aug 2 13:17:48 CDT 2016
For what it’s worth: Discourse has a Mailing List mode, which will send you an email every time someone makes a new topic or replies to an existing topic (apart from the topics you muted). You can then reply to that email to post a reply in that topic, just like in a mailing list.
> 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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