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

Martin Man mman at martinman.net
Thu Feb 9 03:20:28 CST 2017

Is there any reason why there needs to be a separate tool for this?

If mailing lists are no go why not just stay on GitHub and use GitHub issues for proposals?


> On 9 Feb 2017, at 08:51, Jens Alfke via swift-users <swift-users at swift.org> wrote:
>> On Feb 8, 2017, at 4:48 PM, Jan Neumüller via swift-users <swift-users at swift.org <mailto: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...
> I’ve looked at a lot of forum software, and most of the open-source ones are pretty poor* in terms of UI and usability.
> Discourse is very good as a web app, although its email integration doesn’t work that well IMHO, so it’s not really a direct replacement for a mailing list.
> If I were proposing something, I’d propose groups.io <http://groups.io/>. (Which is also not open source, sorry.)
> —Jens
> * I’m being diplomatic. Many of them are worse than poor. The word “wretched” comes to mind.
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