[Python-ideas] Moving to another forum system where

Alex Walters tritium-list at sdamon.com
Wed Sep 19 13:08:20 EDT 2018

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Python-ideas <python-ideas-bounces+tritium-
> list=sdamon.com at python.org> On Behalf Of Hans Polak
> Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12:36 PM
> To: python-ideas at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Python-ideas] Moving to another forum system where
> Just an observation. I've been a member of this mailing list since (literally)
> five days ago and I am receiving a busload of emails.
> I'm a member of Stackoverflow and I visit the Q&A site daily... and I hardly
> ever receive emails.
> I suspect Discourse would be a good match for these discussions (although I
> have no experience whatsoever with it).
> TL;DR; I would appreciate receiving less mail.

I don’t think its unreasonable to point out that it’s a *mailing list*.  A firehose of email is generally a sign of good health of a mailing list.  Even so, there are mitigations to the firehose effect, including, but not limited to digests and setting up your client to move mailing list posts directly to a folder (including the trash for threads you don’t want to follow).  I don't understand how one can sign up for a mass email discussion forum, and be surprised that it increased the amount of email they receive.  It's kind of the point of the medium.

> Cheers,
> Hans
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