[Python-ideas] Moving to another forum system where moderation is possible

Robert Vanden Eynde robertve92 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 10:48:18 EDT 2018

As said 100 times in the list, email is powerful, configurable but needs a
lot of configuration (especially hard on mobile) and has a lot of rules
(don't top post, reply to the list, don't html, wait, html is alright)
whereas a web based alternative is easier to grasp (more modern) but adds
more abstraction.

I can't find the link we had explaining the difference between those two,
but mailing list is easily searchable and archivable and readable on a

However, providing guis to mailing list is a nice in between to have the
better of two worlds.

About moderation, what's the problem on the list ?

Le mar. 18 sept. 2018 à 10:44, Stephen J. Turnbull <
turnbull.stephen.fw at u.tsukuba.ac.jp> a écrit :

> Mike Miller writes:
>  > A decent mail program can thread discussions and ignore the boring
>  > ones.
> +100, but realistically, people aren't going to change their MUAs,
> especially on handhelds.  The advantage of something like Discourse is
> that the server side controls the UX, and that's what people who don't
> want to change MUAs usually want.
> IMO the problems of these lists are a scale problem -- too many
> people, too many posts.  As far as I can see, the only way to "fix" it
> is to become less inclusive, at least in terms of numbers.
> It's possible that a different technology will allow us to become more
> inclusive in terms of diversity at the same time that we become fewer.
> Steve
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