On Friday, 23 February 2018 at 13:55:44 UTC, Jonathan M Davis
dlang's "forum" is really a newsgroup. It's accessible via
NNTP, mailing list, and the web interface. Many of us never use
the web interface, and the functionality in the web interface
is limited, because all it's doing is posting to the NNTP
server and fetching the messages from there to display in the
And none of the features that you're talking about really make
sense when you're dealing with NNTP or a mailing list. It's all
just plain text.
- Jonathan M Davis
With the recent grumbling about receiving newsgroup posts in
gmail, it occurs to me that I have no idea how to even do that. I
imagine I could figure out Thunderbird if I bothered, but I
primarily use the forum.
Maybe the forum could add a read me at the top that gives
instructions on others ways to access it with a note that most of
the regular users interact that way (and how this functionality
leads to things like not being able to edit forum posts). This
would probably reduce the number of threads like this.