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

Mikhail V mikhailwas at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 13:55:16 EDT 2018

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 11:21 AM Cameron Simpson <cs at cskk.id.au> wrote:
> On 20Sep2018 10:16, Chris Barker - NOAA Federal <chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
> >Let's just keep it on email -- I, at least, find i never participate in any
> >other type of discussion forum regularly.
> As do I. Email comes to me. Forums, leaving aside their ergonomic horrors
> (subjective), require a visit.

So you are ok with 100 emails / day, like it happened when
inline assignment discussion erupted?
I think there are forum systems which allow you to post by email so
it is possible to get the same effect as with mailing list, if you really want.
I think most people want the ability to choose what topic they want to
receive notification and its not possible.

As for ergonomics - it depends on forum software and design. If I use some
site frequently and it has bad layout/colors/fonts, then I use Stylish plugin to
customize the CSS. Therefore I'd prefer forum with minimalistic CSS
to easily customize the look.

OTOH if the mailing software has bad ergonomics, I can't do much with that.
Or if people post a word and leave 5 pages quote below or messed up formatting -
I can't do anything with that.
On a good forum systems such things are less probable = less annoyance
in general.

I see 2 major problems:
1. The mentioned mass mail delivery
2. PEPs and discussion browsing is far from effective - I'd  like a better
way to browse PEPs - for example filtering by topics, eg. "syntax", "module X",
by their status, etc, and of course discoverable relevant discussion.

Systems used in Stackoverflow, Github already offer these features.
I personally would like Stackoverflow-like format for presenting PEPs
+ discussion
below, so everybody can easily browse PEPs and related info in one place.


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