[IronPython] Mailing list vs. Web discussions on CodePlex
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Dec 11 01:45:26 PST 2007
Sylvain Hellegouarch wrote:
>Personally I don't think the IP-list has enough volume to justify a
>split and that would be detrimental.
>If people don't want to subscribe to a list for fear of spam it's fair
>enough but the list has been working just fine until now and I
>personally would not pay attention to a forum per se myself.
I agree. I abhor forums and prefer mailing lists.
>Anyway, just my 2 cents.
>Dino Viehland wrote:
>>Just thought I'd collect some opinions here. Internally we discussed
>>this sometime ago but never made any decisions and haven't done much
>>to push this forward... On CodePlex we have the ability to enable a
>>discussion forum (which would look like
>>http://www.codeplex.com/CodePlex/Thread/List.aspx) where people could
>>post questions, discuss issues, etc... CodePlex is heavily
>>RSS-enabled so you could also get RSS feeds to track the discussions
>>in RSS form. There've been some requests on the main page
>>(http://www.codeplex.com/IronPython) and at least one person who
>>didn't like the mailing list.
>>But obviously we don't want to get rid of the mailing list format -
>>personally it's the format I prefer (and find the least overhead for
>>replying). But I've started to use RSS a lot recently so I can
>>certainly see the appeal there, and maybe others here do as well...
>>Overall my own personal worry is that we'll be fragmenting the two
>>discussions and actually hinder some discussion.
>>So, thoughts? Should we:
>> Very easy:
>> just open the flood gates on the discussions and everyone can
>>go where they want - let the search engines sort it out!
>> vs Requires some work:
>> open up the RSS feed but setup some thread-propagation-bot?
>> open up the RSS feed but send out regular digests?
>> vs the unknown:
>> something completely different?
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>>Users at lists.ironpython.com
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