[swift-evolution] RFC: structuring forums for best use for swift-evolution

Xiaodi Wu xiaodi.wu at gmail.com
Wed Aug 2 12:34:46 CDT 2017

On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 10:58 Tino Heth <2th at gmx.de> wrote:

> For Swift 4, the core team identified a set of priorities. Provided the
> same will be done for Swift 5, these are natural categories for the
> evolution part of the forum, to my mind.
> We fully agree on this point.
> It should have the positive effect of encouraging discussion to be
> focused, and would allow even new participants to see in what ways they can
> contribute.
> … but I'm actually not so sure about the benefit of focussing:
> I've heard from several people that they want to participate in the
> discussions, but are repelled by the ML.
> Don't understand me wrong, I think that is a big argument for the switch —
> but if it starts a second hype, we might be happy if each one of us
> concentrates on the areas he's interested in, instead of having hundreds of
> answers for the topic of the day ;-)

Wait, but that _is_ what we want—the argument for moving to a different
format is to attract more participation so that we get deeper feedback
reflecting a broader swath of the community for the topic of the day. It’s
_not_ been about getting hundreds of topics going, and in fact IMO that’s
an anti-goal!

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