[swift-evolution] [Discussion] mailing list alternative

Nevin Brackett-Rozinsky nevin.brackettrozinsky at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 16:44:23 CST 2017

Where do you propose to hold and publicize such a vote in order that
the people who would participate on a forum but not on a mailing
list—ie. those for whom the switch will be most beneficial—are enfranchised?


On Thursday, February 2, 2017, James Berry <jberry at rogueorbit.com> wrote:

> > On Feb 2, 2017, at 1:45 PM, Dave Abrahams via swift-evolution <
> swift-evolution at swift.org <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >
> >> On Feb 2, 2017, at 12:58 PM, Karl Wagner <razielim at gmail.com
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >>
> >> somebody build a parallel site to support the style of open community
> which the core-team seem unwilling/unable to do.
> >
> > I don't think this is fair. We may not be moving as quickly as you'd
> like but we are looking into it.
> I would encourage everybody to remember that though there have been a
> vocal few advocating for something other than a mailing list, the question
> has never really been put to the community for a vote. I think it’s
> important to remember that while some people on list may be very vocal in
> advocating for a position, that doesn’t mean the majority of community
> members agree. At the least, such a matter should be put to a vote or poll
> once leading options have been identified.
> Speaking for myself only, discourse seems to give me little of value,
> while it would plaster emails with html-laden buttons, etc, thus making my
> favored experience worse than it is today. I’m fairly happy with using a
> gmail account and server-side filters to file my swift-evolution mails into
> a mailbox that I can then read on or offline with the threaded email client
> of my choice.
> James
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