> I have heard recently people thought Metron is sort of dead just because
the mailing list is not so active anymore!

That is exactly my concern.


On Wed, Oct 24, 2018, 2:49 AM Ali Nazemian <alinazem...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I kind of expect to have Slack for more dev related discussions rather than
> user QA. I guess it is quite common to expect mailing list to be used for
> the purpose of knowledge sharing to make sure it will be accessible by
> other users as well. Of course, it is a trade-off that most of the other
> Apache projects decided to accept the risk of keeping user related
> discussions out of Slack/IRC. However, it sometimes happens to see the
> mixture of questions coming to Slack. I have heard recently people thought
> Metron is sort of dead just because the mailing list is not so active
> anymore!
>
> Cheers,
> Ali
>
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 8:23 AM Casey Stella <ceste...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Agreed, the benefit of the mailing list is that it’s searchable by
> ponymail
> > and the major search engines.
> > On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 17:18 Nick Allen <n...@nickallen.org> wrote:
> >
> > > I don't know that it is the same kind of searchable.  Is it being
> indexed
> > > by the major search engines?  I have never used a search engine and
> > > uncovered the answer to my problem in a Slack archive.
> > >
> > > On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 5:05 PM Otto Fowler <ottobackwa...@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > According to Greg Stein, an infra admin on the NiFi slack, the ASF
> > slack
> > > > that metron is in IS the standard plan, not the free one and is
> > > searchable
> > > > past 10,000 messages.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On October 22, 2018 at 15:35:51, Michael Miklavcic (
> > > > michael.miklav...@gmail.com) wrote:
> > > >
> > > > ...From an archival and broader reach point of view, I do think
> there's
> > > > something to be said about using the mailing list. It's also easier
> to
> > > link
> > > > to Q/A threads from the mailing list archives and do searches...
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/1aa85bc13d41e04a1f85c3100c2b803abe35d79b54062bbeaab83ace@%3Cdev.metron.apache.org%3E
> > > >
> > > > How very Inception.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 1:32 PM Michael Miklavcic <
> > > > michael.miklav...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > I just want to point out that we currently have 32 members in the
> > > Metron
> > > > > Slack channel which I personally think is a great sign. This is
> good
> > > from
> > > > a
> > > > > community perspective and helps foster interactive sessions where
> > > > required.
> > > > > From an archival and broader reach point of view, I do think
> there's
> > > > > something to be said about using the mailing list. It's also easier
> > to
> > > > link
> > > > > to Q/A threads from the mailing list archives and do searches. As
> > > such, I
> > > > > would also go along with Nick's suggestion and urge members to
> prefer
> > > the
> > > > > user/dev list where possible.
> > > > >
> > > > > On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 10:51 AM Justin Leet <
> justinjl...@gmail.com>
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >> If we want to push more discussion to the dev list, my obvious
> > follow
> > > up
> > > > >> question then is "What are we hoping to get out of Slack/irc/other
> > > > >> interactive medium?". What discussion would we even want on there,
> > if
> > > we
> > > > >> can't have decisions and don't want usage/support?
> > > > >>
> > > > >> On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 12:44 PM Casey Stella <ceste...@gmail.com
> >
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >>
> > > > >> > I am of 2 minds, but I tend to agree. On the one hand, it's
> > > definitely
> > > > >> the
> > > > >> > preference that we use the mailing lists for the reasons you
> > stated
> > > > (and
> > > > >> > also because not everyone has access to slack generally). On the
> > > other
> > > > >> > hand, I think an interactive medium like Slack has a lot of
> > > advantages
> > > > >> in
> > > > >> > terms of user satisfaction. Ultimately, though, we may satisfy 1
> > > user
> > > > >> at
> > > > >> > the cost of not persisting the discussion and satisfying many
> > users.
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > I'll go along with a specific preference to drive more
> discussion
> > to
> > > > the
> > > > >> > mailing list.
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > Casey
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 12:18 PM Nick Allen <n...@nickallen.org
> >
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > > It seems that we are seeing a lot of Metron usage and support
> > > > >> questions
> > > > >> > on
> > > > >> > > the Slack Channel.
> > > > >> > > These are questions that previously would have been directed
> to
> > > the
> > > > >> User
> > > > >> > or
> > > > >> > > Dev mailing lists. Since this is occurring in the Slack
> Channel,
> > > the
> > > > >> > > conversations are not archived.
> > > > >> > >
> > > > >> > > In my opinion, this is not good for the Metron community.
> Having
> > > > this
> > > > >> > > persisted in a discoverable form (like a mailing list archive)
> > not
> > > > >> only
> > > > >> > > helps support current users, but also helps *potential* users
> > > > >> understand
> > > > >> > > how Metron is being used.
> > > > >> > >
> > > > >> > > Does anyone else agree or disagree? At a minimum, I feel we
> need
> > > to
> > > > >> do
> > > > >> > > something to direct these conversations back to the mailing
> > list.
> > > > >> > >
> > > > >> >
> > > > >>
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>
>
> --
> A.Nazemian
>

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