[swift-users] Plan to move swift-evolution and swift-users mailing lists to Discourse

Ted kremenek kremenek at apple.com
Wed Feb 8 18:58:00 CST 2017

Hi Jan,

There was a lot of discussion — albeit not on swift-users — and Discourse was the one put forward that those that were pro-forum were most advocating.  I actually didn't hear alternative forum software get strongly advocated.

Specific things about Discourse (which may be offered by other solutions):

- Good archiving and searching.
- Markdown support.
- Email bridging to those who still want to have a "mailing list" experience.
- Easy participation without needing to subscribe to a high-volume mailing list.

Not all of these benefits are specific to Discourse.

I'm happy to hear your thoughts, but I'd need more precise feedback than adjectives like "junk" to weigh in your concerns.  Specific suggestions for something better, and why they are better, would be great.

The key decision here is to move away from mailing lists.  Discourse so far seems like the best candidate put forth.


> On Feb 8, 2017, at 4:48 PM, Jan Neumüller via swift-users <swift-users at swift.org> wrote:
> May I ask why with so many great open source forums that junk Discourse got chosen? I'm very perplexed by this decision...
> Jan
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