[IronPython] Mailing list vs. Web discussions on CodePlex

Patrick Dubroy pdubroy at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 20:32:02 CET 2007

I also think it would be confusing to have both the mailing list and
the forum, considering the traffic is pretty low on the mailing list.


On Dec 10, 2007 10:40 PM, Dino Viehland <dinov at exchange.microsoft.com> wrote:
> Just thought I'd collect some opinions here.  Internally we discussed this
> sometime ago but never made any decisions and haven't done much to push this
> forward...  On CodePlex we have the ability to enable a discussion forum
> (which would look like http://www.codeplex.com/CodePlex/Thread/List.aspx)
> where people could post questions, discuss issues, etc...  CodePlex is
> heavily RSS-enabled so you could also get RSS feeds to track the discussions
> in RSS form.  There've been some requests on the main page
> (http://www.codeplex.com/IronPython) and at least one person who didn't like
> the mailing list.
> But obviously we don't want to get rid of the mailing list format -
> personally it's the format I prefer (and find the least overhead for
> replying).  But I've started to use RSS a lot recently so I can certainly
> see the appeal there, and maybe others here do as well...  Overall my own
> personal worry is that we'll be fragmenting the two discussions and actually
> hinder some discussion.
> So, thoughts?  Should we:
>     Very easy:
>         just open the flood gates on the discussions and everyone can go
> where they want - let the search engines sort it out!
>     vs Requires some work:
>         open up the RSS feed but setup some thread-propagation-bot?
>         open up the RSS feed but send out regular digests?
>     vs the unknown:
>         something completely different?
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