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Re: Moving from mailing lists to Discourse




More information on Discourse:

  - About: https://www.discourse.org/about
  - Features: https://www.discourse.org/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 does.

Ciao,
 Emmanuele.


On Wed, 6 Feb 2019 at 12:46, Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi@xxxxxxxxx> 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:

  https://discourse.org/

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?

Ciao,
 Emmanuele.
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