First of all, I don't know how Discourse works, but from what I saw on the online demo it looked like a forum. Therefore, our main use case would be as a place to ask/deposit questions. I believe that having a mailing list pushing mails down our throats compels people to answer: "Oh, I know the answer for that one". I don't imagine people going out of their ways to go to a website/forum and search for questions they can answer. I have been actively checking StackOverflow's gem5 questions for the past year or so, and I can tell you there is close to null community engagement - it is basically Ciro - on the answering department. That being said, the mailing list is indeed harder to work with, and StackOverflow is not a forum, so we could have a try at a forum-like approach and see how things go.
Regards,Daniel Em quarta-feira, 10 de junho de 2020 00:41:20 GMT+2, Jason Lowe-Power via gem5-dev <firstname.lastname@example.org> escreveu: +1 for Discourse :). Just to give a bit more context: I'm also trying to find a good forum for community engagement during my online Learning gem5 class this summer. I would like to find a platform that could be used generally for my class this summer, future iterations of the class, and general gem5 questions, as I believe there will be significant overlap between these groups. Other potential options that IMO have more cons than pros when compared to Discourse: - Slack/Teams/etc. - gitter.im - stackoverflow That said, we're open to suggestions :). Our goal is to create the most welcoming and inclusive environment possible. We'll go where our users are! Cheers, Jason On Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 2:45 PM Bobby Bruce via gem5-dev <email@example.com> wrote: > Dear all, > > In an effort to better support the gem5 community, there has been a > suggestion that we drop the gem5-users mailing list and replace it with > Discourse, https://www.discourse.org/about, a web-based discussion > platform. I'm writing this email to propose this to the community and ask > for feedback on the matter. > > We have noticed that using mailing lists as our primary communication > platform is problematic. Sending an email to a list can be daunting > experience, requiring an etiquette many are not accustom to. I'm sure I'm > not the only one who feels like they are unduly bothering a large number of > people when posting to a list (like I'm doing right now :) ). This is, of > course, an unfortunate hurdle for many to get over when they encounter > problems using gem5, particularly those new to the project. I've come to > believe mailing lists are simply not a very good technology for fostering > community engagement and helping those who are running into difficulties. > Mailing lists are also difficult to search, and lack proper formatting > mechanisms to neatly display attributes such as code and output logs. > > Looking around at alternative technologies available, Discourse appears to > be a suitable replacement. For those unaware, Discourse is (essentially) a > revamp of messaging forums. It is an increasingly popular platform for > users and developers in open source projects to communicate with one > another (see LLVM's discourse as an example: https://llvm.discourse.group > ). > All-in-all, I think it's a well-designed product and contains all the > features we'd expect and need to get our work done. I can see no immediate > downsides to using it, though feedback from the community on the matter > would be greatly appreciated, particularly from those who have used > Discourse before. Dissenting opinions on the whole idea of moving away from > the gem5-user's mailing list are also welcome. > > So, let me know what you think! :) > > Please note, regardless as to any decision made, we will continue the use > of the gem5-dev mailing list for technical discussions for the foreseeable > future. > > Kind regards, > Bobby > -- > Dr. Bobby R. Bruce > Room 2235, > Kemper Hall, UC Davis > Davis, > CA, 95616 > > web: https://www.bobbybruce.net > _______________________________________________ > gem5-dev mailing list -- firstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe send an email to gem5-dev-le...@gem5.org > %(web_page_url)slistinfo%(cgiext)s/%(_internal_name)s > _______________________________________________ gem5-dev mailing list -- email@example.com To unsubscribe send an email to gem5-dev-le...@gem5.org %(web_page_url)slistinfo%(cgiext)s/%(_internal_name)s _______________________________________________ gem5-dev mailing list -- firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe send an email to gem5-dev-le...@gem5.org %(web_page_url)slistinfo%(cgiext)s/%(_internal_name)s