One benefit I find to mailing lists is that they are search engine indexed, meaning when I google a warning or assertion error I often get pointed to a mailing list thread that discusses the issue I am trying to fix.

Being able to find such discussions and then follow them in thread format is very valuable and saves quite a bit of time. I haven't used Discourse so I don't know what the state of such a workflow is -- apologies in advance if this use-case is a non-issue.


On 2/6/19 6:46 AM, Emmanuele Bassi via gtk-list wrote:
[Cross-posted to various relevant mailing lists; please, reply to gtk-devel-list]

As part of an attempt at making GTK more friendly to newcomers, I and other core developers were thinking of moving the mailing lists from the current mailman installation to Discourse:

Possibly still hosted on GNOME infrastructure, depending on the requirements for our sysadmins.

The GTK project would have various sub-topics, mostly around development with and of GTK. Having a better archive search, a better moderation system, and a decent web UI are the major selling points for switching to Discourse. The fact that the project is also open source is neatly aligned with our values.

Are there any objections? Did somebody already try out Discourse and has opinions about it that they want to share with the community?

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