Re: Moving from mailing lists to Discourse

Hi all,

I'm very much in favor! Being able to still use e-mail while also
having a convenient and pretty-looking interface is something I look
*really* forward to.

My only question is: what happens to the old archives? Do we keep them
online as-is, or is there a plan to also migrate them? The former
means of course less effort, but the latter would keep everything
unified in one UI for example.
I'm fine with whatever you choose :-)

Thanks in any case for taking this up, Emmanuele!


On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 3:42 PM Emmanuele Bassi via gtk-devel-list
<gtk-devel-list gnome org> wrote:

More information on Discourse:

  - About:
  - Features:

Discourse is a forum software that has multiple ways to access it: web, native apps, and email. It's not a 
mailing list software with a web frontend.

The interesting (to me) parts are:

 - 2FA instead of Mailman's plaintext password
 - real moderation tools, that can scale with the community and encourage civility and code of conduct 
compliant behaviour
 - anti-spam measures
 - open source software (kind of a pre-requisite)
 - good UI for reading and replying to topics

The Fedora (Silverblue) and Ubuntu communities already use Discourse, for instance; the SDL community also 


On Wed, 6 Feb 2019 at 12:46, Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi gmail com> wrote:

[Cross-posted to various relevant mailing lists; please, reply to gtk-devel-list]

As part of an attempt at making GTK more friendly to newcomers, I and other core developers were thinking 
of moving the mailing lists from the current mailman installation to Discourse:

Possibly still hosted on GNOME infrastructure, depending on the requirements for our sysadmins.

The GTK project would have various sub-topics, mostly around development with and of GTK. Having a better 
archive search, a better moderation system, and a decent web UI are the major selling points for switching 
to Discourse. The fact that the project is also open source is neatly aligned with our values.

Are there any objections? Did somebody already try out Discourse and has opinions about it that they want 
to share with the community?

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