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

Matthew Johnson matthew at anandabits.com
Thu Feb 9 18:09:45 CST 2017

> On Feb 9, 2017, at 6:04 PM, Ted Kremenek <kremenek at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Feb 9, 2017, at 3:52 PM, Ted Kremenek via swift-users <swift-users at swift.org <mailto:swift-users at swift.org>> wrote:
>>> I’ve been mostly silent in this conversation largely because I didn’t realize it was leading up to a formal decision.  I wish it would have followed the proposal process so it was clear to everyone that a decision was being considered and this was our chance to offer input.  
>> FWIW, I am not ignoring this thread.  At some point there was diminishing signal on the thread, and it felt like the category of opinions that had been voiced had been vocalized on the thread.  Looping in swift-users into that thread would have been a good thing to do in hindsight so more people felt like they had a chance to participate.  Based on what I am seeing in reaction to this decision, however, I’m not seeing much new signal.
> Just to add to this point — new insights on this topic are welcome, and will be paid attention to.  The decision to change to a forum is because that was evaluated as being the best thing for the community, based on the range of opinions provided and the tradeoffs made.  If there is something important that was missed, obviously that is not going to be ignored.  We want to do the right thing.  So far I still feel that moving to a forum software is the right choice, but I’d like to do that in a way that allows people to still participate effectively via email.

Is there any way to have a trial run so we can evaluate the email experience of using the forum software before we make the final switch?  I agree that this sounds like the right direction, but it’s hard to know what the email experience will really be like until we give it a try for a week or so.
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