On Sat, 2018-10-20 at 14:42 -0700, stan wrote:
There's a big mail thread on fedora-devel about using a web forum
software called Discourse instead of mailing lists. The idea is that
it would invigorate the Fedora community by encouraging younger
raised on social media and mobile platforms to contribute. One of
targets they have mentioned is the user list, because of its nature
short term question and answer topics. There has been push-back by
developers because they have their custom solutions all working great
around email lists for doing their work.
I'm wondering how the people who regularly use fedora-users mailing
list feel about that. Which would you prefer? Unfortunately, it's
either / or proposal, because there is no interface in Discourse for
emails from an email list to be put in their forums, though they do
have email notification for new web messages. Would you willingly or
reluctantly migrate to the new platform?
Here are a few links from that thread.
Long time user of Fedora (since Redhat 5.1 or so). Long time reader
(subscribed in 2015 after having read it quietly for a time). Not very
I have been doing some reading at https://discussion.fedoraproject.org
It is as if it is a totally different list compared to this list. I had
not even heard of Silverblue until reading there. Seems like a good
percentage of the contributors are using it. There are some questions
that would fit right in here but mostly not. So I am either missing
something or the user base of that list is not the same as here. Maybe
we are all the old school and they are all new?
But even if it were 100% the same I would vote with the folk that like
the mailing list much better. I will not promise to never read that
forum if this one goes away but I know I will check it much less than I
have been checking this one.