On Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 12:20:14PM -0600, Peter Reed wrote:
Short answer: no.
I have been using the Fedora mailing lists since Fedora Core 2. I have
spent time setting up mail programs to sort all incoming email lists
into nice, neat categories that are easy to read through. They don't
need a damn browser that has become a bloated catchall do-all tool for
everything under the sun.
Nothing is stored locally with Discourse so,
you have to be online to do everything. I can't read anything on
Discourse offline at my leisure. The confused, incongruous threads are
difficult to read without having to scroll up and down constantly. With
a mailing list, everything that is pertinent is right there before you
to peruse easily and quickly.
Totally agree, also think about needing to scroll left and right on wide
Most forums are bloated with avatars and useless information about the
author of a post. And what about the signaturesm often with useless
advertisements or 'nice' images. (and off coarse the adds added by the forum
The information density on forum pages is usually quite low....