[fpc-pascal] Killing the mail list
Kevin at RawFedDogs.net
Tue Mar 17 19:31:51 CET 2020
On Sun, Mar 15, 2020 at 08:55:00PM +0700, Ryan Joseph via fpc-pascal wrote:
> It's 2020 and the mail list is starting to really show its age.
With age comes wisdom.
> I don't get first messages from gmail
That sounds like a gmail issue.
> and my personal web host is whitelisted,
What does web hosts have to do with mailing lists?
> messages bounce when I use the wrong account by accident,
As they should.
> hard to search the archives,
I find my local archive of the list very easy to search.
> can't post images and code easily (big problem!),
Seems easy to post code to me. I haven't tried posting images.
> messages gets lost or un-threaded when subjects are incorrect,
Upgrade your mail client. Modern mail clients should thread messages based
on Message-Id and In-reply-to headers, not subjects.
> Has there ever been any discussion into replacing it with a modern web
> based forum?
If the list is ever downgraded to an online forum, I will stop following it.
I've tried following a variety of online forms over the years. I've never
managed to follow any of them for very long.
What's the definition of a legacy system? One that works!
Errare humanum est, ignoscere caninum.
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