On Sun, 2022-10-23 at 19:21 -0400, Liam R E Quin wrote: > The mailing list is moving to Discourse, yes. You can interact with > Discourse using email.
Hi, a lot of the Evolution mailing list members, including myself, tested the mailing list ability of Discourse. I was not allowed to start a new thread by email, because my gamification level was 0. You are allowed to start a new thread by email, after you reached level 1. This is not the only annoyance. Discourse GNOME has got no real mailing list ability. > IRC, Discord, Mastodon, Twitter, continue to exist. IRC is as good as a mailing list, but no replacement for a mailing list and a mailing list is no replacement for IRC. Both are very good, but fit different needs. I'm not per se against forums, but a forum is per se less good than a mailing list. I'm completely against forums using gamification to fool the subscribers. Twitter and similar unsocial networks are hell! If no new mailing lists will be available, I seriously doubt that a lot of the Midnight Commander or of the Evolution mailing list subscribes are willing to use Discourse in the future, let alone Twitter or similar. Some might use IRC, other community members will be lost forever. It might be different for Gimp or Gedit mailing list subscribers. However, those used to command line, ncurses or ncurses alike approaches and/or mail user agents will less likely be much attracted by Discourse, Twitter and Co. Regards, Ralf _______________________________________________ gimp-user-list mailing list List address: firstname.lastname@example.org List membership: https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user-list List archives: https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gimp-user-list