[swift-evolution] [Discussion] mailing list alternative
cmh at mac.com
Mon Feb 6 17:02:46 CST 2017
On Feb 2, 2017, at 2:24 PM, James Berry via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> 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.
This is my feeling as well. I also looked at the so-called “native app” for Discourse and it looked like just a wrapper around the web site. It wasn’t nearly the level of experience that I get from a high quality mail client like Mail.app or GMail.
I would be all for a forum-like web interface to the mailing list for people who find mailing lists somehow lacking or who have difficulty configuring filters. However, I would be opposed in the strongest possible terms to anything that makes the mailing list interface any sort of second-class citizen, which is definitely what it appears switching to something like Discourse would do.
-- who would also be opposed to using something like HipChat/Slack over IRC
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