On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 7:58 AM, Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
wrote:

> On 15 January 2016 at 15:50, Guillaume Paumier
> <guillaume.paum...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > moving Wikimedia mailing lists to Discourse
>
> What problem is this intended to solve?
>

Very short answer is "that mailing lists are an awful user experience for
most people". Longer, but still very partial, list at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Discourse#What_we.27d_gain_.28user_experience.29

I'll add more there at some point, but probably not today.

Luis


-- 
Luis Villa
Sr. Director of Community Engagement
Wikimedia Foundation
*Working towards a world in which every single human being can freely share
in the sum of all knowledge.*
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