Re: [Evolution] [OT] Evolution setup

On 2020-08-20 at 22:24 +0100, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Thu, 2020-08-20 at 21:40 +0200, Ángel wrote:
you can easily browse through previous topics that might answer your
question, and so on.

And do people really do that? It also depends on what is considered

"easily", too.

I use the Search function to find old posts that I remember dealing
with some issue.

I was referring to new users coming to a new community.
You would hardly count as newcomer ;)

The "mailing lists are hard to browse" would probably be solved with
mailman3's hyperkitty, which gives a forum-feel to the archives.
I don't like that it tries to add things like "voting", though, as that
escapes the role of a mailing list.

Having seen HyperKitty deployed for the Fedora mailing lists, I dislike
it for a number of reasons, the main one being that almost no-one
remembers to quote context when replying. 

So that leads to the opposite way: people using a mailing list from a
forum-like interface, and using that as a forum... not quoting previous

It may be possible to unify lists and web forums under one interface, but HK isn't it.


If we end up having conflicts on the expectations on how people use a
mailing list vs how they use a forum, I'm afraid it may not be possible
at all.


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