[python-committers] Can we choose between mailing list and discuss.python.org?

Antoine Pitrou antoine at python.org
Tue Feb 12 16:59:52 EST 2019

Le 11/02/2019 à 20:00, Barry Warsaw a écrit :
> On Feb 11, 2019, at 09:48, Victor Stinner <vstinner at redhat.com> wrote:
>> tl; dr How can we decide if we should stop using mailing list or if we
>> should stop using discuss.python.org?
> Point of order: I think we need a PEP for this decision.  Such a PEP would organize and consolidate the arguments both pro and con of the three choices.  It should also cover whether the current Discourse experiment translates to larger mailing lists like python-dev, -ideas, and -list (for which I personally have uncertainty about).

Same uncertainty here.  I don't think Discourse works well for long threads.

Here is a 161-message Discourse thread (at the time of this writing):

I know I can browse easily through a 161-message mailing-list or
newsgroup thread using a traditional threaded view, read what I want,
come back later to read the rest, etc.  But Discourse's linear
presentation pretty much kills that ability.  It doesn't even allow
*seeing* the structure of the discussion.



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