> I understand that there are plans to improve the Trisquel forum/mailing
list, but I would imagine that wrapping up Trisquel 8 is more of a priority
at the moment.
There is another solution to it (other than trisquel implementing its own
nntp server): Gmane!
One Lars Ingebrigtsen had come up with the idea of mirroring a zillion of
email lists on a news server. That was the birth of news.gmane.org (also www
accessable through gmane.org)
It is a proper news server, but it doesn't get news feeds from USENET
(worlwide distributed news groups), it just works as "email-list to
news-group" gateway, for many mail lists.
For instance "debian-user" is a Debian mail list. Someone kindly asked
gmane.org to include debian-user in their gateway, and gmane kindly started
tracking debian-user too. From then on, any mail sent to the debian-user mail
list is automatically mirrored to the news group
(nntp://news.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.user) and any message sent to the
news group (via a newsreader) is automatically forwarded to the mail list.
I.e. a complete bilateral list-to-news gateway.
If trisquel management just sends a kind request to gmane.org of gatewaying
"trisquel users" list, and if they accept that, then voi-la! We have a
"nntp://news.gmane.org/linux.trisquel.users" newsgroup linked to "trisquel
users" mail list which, in turn, is linked to the web-forum.
You can try gmane with a news reader (e.g. claws-mail). Add a new account
(NNTP), set server name as "news.gmane.org". It should show up in the
newsreader normal UI. Right click on the server, select "subscribe to news
groups", and you will see all the email lists Gmane mirrors.
Why not add (i.e. ask Gmane to add) trisquel-users to news.gmane.org?