[swift-evolution] [Discussion] mailing list alternative

Rick Mann rmann at latencyzero.com
Thu Feb 2 18:10:31 CST 2017

I thought Discourse had a mailing list gateway, such that each topic in Discourse would be the subject of an email, and replies to the "list" would append to the topic in Discourse, while subscribers to the mailing list would get messages for each post.

I guess that's harder with styled text, but still seems doable. I have a little Discourse forum I run, but have not yet figured out how to enable this behavior, if it even exists.

FWIW, I'd really like to have this list moved to Discourse. I think it would make it a lot easier to follow conversations infrequently, and shouldn't affect users who are immersed in it all day.

> On Feb 2, 2017, at 14:44 , Nevin Brackett-Rozinsky via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> 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?
> Nevin
> 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> wrote:
> >
> >> On Feb 2, 2017, at 12:58 PM, Karl Wagner <razielim at gmail.com> 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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