On 10/10/2018 02:29 PM, Sanja Bonic wrote:
It's important to look at the user base of who is preferring
and how it holds up for new users. Mailing lists are the preferred way for
most people who've used them for a long time, but new users (newcomers to
open source, younger people) definitely prefer to write on a forum and for
that experience, it's better if it's a more modern one with relevant
features that enhance user experience.
As an aside, I've long been curious about this assertion.
Which is another way of saying, "Folks have been saying new
users/digital natives don't like email lists," for about as long as I've
been involved in Fedora.
So I agree that anecdotally, the assertion seems true. But is that
because it's oft-repeated or is backed with data?
(I have seen support of this assertion in data over the last decade on
the developer relations side of things, but I haven't seen/looked for it
on the end-user-who-may-become-a-participant side.)
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