This comes up occasionally on another list I belong to. The dynamic of
a forum and a mailinglist are very different, mostly because one is
push and one is pull.
With a forum, you have to *go* to the site, which means that folk who
are peripherally interested will just stop looking unless they have a
specific problem bad enough to go to the forum. This means that you
will have fewer people on the forum, but they will be more committed.
Basically, you will lose readers such as myself. I like to read the
comments on this list, but it's fairly low on my hierarchy of stuff to
read in the afternoons. So... I scan the emails and see if there's a
title that I might find interesting. Otherwise, I delete it without
reading. I like to get the emails, but I don't read all the threads.
If I had to make the effort to go to a forum, I'd do it rarely.
Some forum software provides a hybrid solution -- there's a web-based
forum UI, but a user can opt to have the comments pushed on email to
them, and can respond by email. Thus, folk like me can still get the
"mailinglist experience" while others can do a forum thing.
On Sat, 2018-10-20 at 18:17 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
On Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:42:20 -0700
> I'm wondering how the people who regularly use fedora-users mailing
> list feel about that.
There is already a fedoraforum which I don't use at all because
I despise forums because they are nothing like as useful as mailing
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