On Mon, 5 Nov 2018 at 11:22, Paul Moore <p.f.moore@gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, 5 Nov 2018 at 19:11, Brett Cannon <brett@python.org> wrote:

>> Anyhow, this is probably a bit off-topic again.
> Yes, but that's a drawback to mailing lists in my opinion and it's hard to avoid. :)

I did consider what I would have done on Discourse, and came to the
conclusion that I would have done exactly the same - I've no idea how
Discourse would help with a "here's some things I thought of that I
felt needed saying while reading this thread" post. Obviously I could
move the reply to a new topic, but I could just as easily have changed
the subject in the mailing list. So without meaning to ignore your
smiley, I don't think it's really a fault with mailing lists, just
with how people discuss things ;-)

In Discourse an admin could have selected every post related to "Discourse versus Mailing Lists" and then created a new topic. Here, I can't do that, and people who choose to keep replying to this thread on this topic (like I am now :) will be accidentally, directly working against keeping the conversation on-topic. So my comment was more general to this overall thread than you specifically, Paul.