[llvm-dev] RFC: Moving toward Discord and Discourse for LLVM's discussions

Stefan Teleman via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Nov 18 08:39:02 PST 2019

On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 8:49 AM Robinson, Paul via llvm-dev
<llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> |  mailing lists for longer-form discussions are unfamiliar, difficult, and often intimidating for newcomers
> Um… what?  While I know (via my own children) that folks nowadays use multiple avenues of communication, it’s *really* hard to imagine email as a *mechanism* being unfamiliar/difficult/intimidating.  Moving to a new mechanism wouldn’t alter the fact of the very large number of strangers participating, which to my mind would be the unfamiliar/difficult/intimidating part.

FWIW, I agree with Paul.

I can't recall an instance when I had difficulty using, or was
intimidated by, email, for saying something on a mailing list.

I am very unclear as to what problem this Discourse thing is supposed
to solve. Being welcoming, or off-putting, has nothing to do with the
form of the communications medium IMO. It has much more to do with the
contents and style of the communication.

Stefan Teleman
stefan.teleman at gmail.com

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