Your points are well taken, and moving away from a traditional mailing list is not a decision that we took lightly; the fact is that we were simply *failing* when it came to moderating the mailing list as run by google groups, and running one through mailman was even worse. It appears that discourse will allow us to spread the load of moderating the group across the members of the group, rather than depending on one or two points of failure.
BTW, lest you think that I think that discourse solves all our problems: it’s becoming apparent to me that setting up posting via email is frankly difficult; I think that monitoring the list using mailing-list mode is plausible, but posting, at this point, is not. I guess I shouldn’t be shocked: that’s the whole problem with email, it’s not authenticated in any reasonable or widely used way. Regardless, I’m happy with the move: we have about 181 people registered, and the volume there looks robust and sustainable. John > On Dec 8, 2021, at 13:16, George Neuner <gneun...@comcast.net> wrote: > > > On 12/8/2021 12:34 PM, James Platt wrote: >> On Dec 8, 2021, at 10:45 AM, George Neuner wrote: >> >> > It's a big deal if you are (or were) following multiple groups. >> >> I don't understand. Why is this an issue? I find it very convenient to >> filter each group into it's own folder in email. If this were a >> non-technical group, you wouldn't expect everyone to know how to do that but >> anyone who is a programmer ought to have no problem configuring filters and >> folders. > > If you had continued reading, you would have seen my comment that NOT ALL > news groups support list distribution or posting via email. NNTP is not > email. Usenet group moderators[*] can choose how to make their groups > available: the default is via list distribution and NNTP both, but the > moderator can deliberately disable one or the other - or only enable digests > via email, or disable posting. > > My complaint is having to read some things via NNTP and others through email > because, while there are programs that do both, I haven't found any single > program that does BOTH WELL. And that is without even considering the > growing number of ... don't want to confuse by saying "groups", let's call > them "crowds" ... that have abandoned Usenet entirely in favor of web forums. > > George > > [*] even unmoderated groups have a moderator/administrator - by default it is > whoever started the group. > > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Racket Users" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to racket-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To view this discussion on the web visit > https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/racket-users/5f176666-59b4-a381-ddd7-25b435887694%40comcast.net. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Racket Users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to racket-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/racket-users/bacee3b2-b372-4dd0-af60-c657ba984936%40mtasv.net.