On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 6:29 PM, Richard Prosser
I wanted to search this list (and other Python ones) but it is practically impossible to do so.
Welcome to the museum. Please turn off your gadgets and mobile phones during your visit. =) Seriously, I use this for searching Python-ideas: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/python-ideas
So why not add a tool like http://markmail.org/search/?q=python to https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-ideas or the like? I got this from http://openmeetings.apache.org/mail-lists.html
4 years ago I brought this question on python-dev: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/python/dev/807336?do=post_view_threade... No generic search form was added to mailman lists, but at least a link to GMane appeared. I'd say that what you see is a way how things are (I am not permitted to say "how bad things" are, but if you're an UX expert, just to let you know my opinion).
we're actively trying to remove barriers to entry to participating in the core development process, while still respecting the perspectives of long term community members"
I believe that this perfectly sums up what's going on. I am not a community member (didn't sign up CoC or CLA), but I already have a problem trying to keep up with all the threads and mails around Python. Limiting interfaces for collaboration it a natural process to prevent traffic increase. In terms of systems theory - resistance to change old interfaces helps save energy, so there is potentially more resistance than is visible.