On Tue, 4 Aug 2020 at 23:03, Brett Cannon firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 8:41 AM Wes Turner email@example.com wrote:
I confess that I don't even know how to subscribe to all threads of a discourse.
- [ ] How to subscribe to all threads of discourse
Go to the category you care about, e.g. https://discuss.python.org/c/packaging/14, and if you look in the right side next to "+ New Topic" you will see a bell. you can click that and choose to what level you want to follow new topics (only new threads, notification of all comments, direct notification of all comments, etc.).
What I haven't quite got my head around is: what exactly is the "workflow" with discourse if you are a regular follower/contributor on some forum?
Do people who use it a lot begin by going to the forum website?
Do they get the email notifications and interact via those?
I've been working with discourse in the latter mode and from that perspective it seems inferior. If the expectation is that I have to begin by going to the website then that changes my fundamental approach. Right now I subscribe to many mailing lists and they all route to an IMAP folder. When I feel like browsing them I can go in and skim messages from a wide variety of mailing lists.
The other process seems to be that I begin by choosing to go to the discourse forum website in order to look at messages in a particular forum that I actively choose to look at at that particular time. If that's the case then I would inevitably end up following fewer mailing lists/forums since each one requires a momentary active decision from me to read that particular list. I can imagine that that might reduce the wider participation that is a big part of the purpose of these lists. Maybe other people would be more likely to follow things that way but I certainly wouldn't.