[fpc-pascal] Killing the mail list

Ralf Quint freedos.la at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 23:05:33 CET 2020

On 3/15/2020 6:55 AM, Ryan Joseph via fpc-pascal wrote:
> It's 2020 and the mail list is starting to really show its age. I don't get first messages from gmail and my personal web host is whitelisted, messages bounce when I use the wrong account by accident, hard to search the archives, can't post images and code easily (big problem!), messages gets lost or un-threaded when subjects are incorrect, and the list goes on (pun not intended).
> Has there ever been any discussion into replacing it with a modern web based forum? I don't know how to manage this migration but it should be a goal for the future in my opinion.
> Personally I really like the format used in forum.sublimetext.com which is from www.discourse.org.
Completely irrelevant what year it is, I much rather prefer the mailing 
list over a forum. The main reason is simply that the mailing list is 
"non interactive", meaning my email client gets the new posts 
automatically and puts them in a suitable subfolder, where I can read 
and react to them at my leisure, I am not required to actively check if 
there is something new or a reply to an existing thread I am interested in.

A lot of issues that you mention can happen on a forum as well, so that 
is no argument. There are a lot of forums that in fact restrict the 
posting of images and other forms of attachments, simply to ward off the 
never ending endeavors of spam/malware spewing miscreants...


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