Le 03/11/2018 à 20:07, Tim Peters a écrit :
You're basically forced to accept the flat discussion view, which is completely unworkable to review a long and branchy discussion.
There are two more fundamental problems with long and branchy discussions: they're long, and they're branchy ;-)
But they are also unavoidable in any realistic setting. The idea of Discourse seems to discourage such discussions entirely. But that only works when the problems are simple and well-defined enough.
If your idea of what "works" is the typical long-and-branchy contentious thread on Python-Ideas, we have incompatible views of what "works" means ;-)
That's a complete strawman. python-ideas is a failure, and it would be as much of a failure with a non-threaded discussion system.
The "Python Governance Electoral System" thread is as long and branchy as a discussion has gotten there, but is more :"civilized" and on-topic than most mailing list threads of similar complexity I've seen in recent years.
Yes, but why? Because everyone really wants the governance discussions to succeed (and to succeed as soon as possible), so they make an extra effort to avoid derailing them. Such self-discipline doesn't prevail for the more usual python-dev discussions (let alone python-ideas which is its own universe). People are human beings, they get carried away, and I'm sure they will on Discourse too (unless they entirely refrain from posting because they can't stand the discussion system, that is).