[IronPython] Mailing list vs. Web discussions on CodePlex

Dino Viehland dinov at exchange.microsoft.com
Tue Dec 18 00:09:33 CET 2007


Thanks everyone for your feedback here - it's been a week, so I'm assuming no one new is going to chime in.  For now we can just do nothing which is always a nice resolution! :)

-----Original Message-----
From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Patrick Dubroy
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 11:32 AM
To: Discussion of IronPython
Subject: Re: [IronPython] Mailing list vs. Web discussions on CodePlex

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.

Pat

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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