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

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 20:58:53 EDT 2018

On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 10:43 AM Jan Claeys <lists at janc.be> wrote:
> On Tue, 2018-09-18 at 18:07 -0400, David Mertz wrote:
> > Since 1972, there have been hundreds of reinventions of a means of
> > carying on electronic conversations intended to be "better than
> > email." The one thing they all have in common is that they are vastly
> > worse than email.
> I don't 100% agree with that.
> E.g., there are better protocols when you need real-time conversations,
> because (internet) email isn't necessarily good at that (by design).

Which part of email or internet is "by design" not good for real-time
conversation? With any non-stupid MUA, emails are sent virtually
instantly, unless the destination server is down. Of course, if you're
used to accessing Gmail via your mobile phone app, you probably aren't
accustomed to real-time conversations in email; but that is not the
*design* of email.


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