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

Stephen J. Turnbull turnbull.stephen.fw at u.tsukuba.ac.jp
Thu Sep 20 12:24:46 EDT 2018

Chris Barker via Python-ideas writes:
 > On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 1:39 PM, James Lu <jamtlu at gmail.com> wrote:

 > > In a forum, the beautiful is better than ugly issue would be
 > > locked.  No more posts can be added.

 > Exactly -- but that means we are stopping the discussion -- but we don't
 > want to stop the discussion altogether,

And that's exactly what a mute on replies does.  Most people will just
give up, which is appropriate.  People who have (what they think is) a
good reason to continue can start a new thread with a link to the old
one.  Hardly a prohibitive barrier, if you're willing to risk banning.

I think this "feature" will do what people generally think it does:
provide a strong signal to stop the discussion, and back that up with
a fail-safe (if you *do* hit reply, it won't work).

[1]  Something rather unlikely to happen for many many months, even if
the core decides to support it.

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