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Re: Nabble issues
Re: Nabble issues
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 00:03:00 +0200
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Nicholas Jankowski wrote:
In addition, Nabble's future seems to be uncertain, see:
well, not overly surprising. while gnu.org <http://gnu.org> does
maintain a list archive  and there is a reply-to button that I assume
uses a mailto: link, it doesn't quote or carry over any useful message
headers (actually, I don't think the list uses any thread linking
headers). So that's sub-optimal, but possibly provides a minimal
solution for you.
there was a 'make a forum' discussion last year , but it sort of
fizzled. when yahoo groups closed shop a number moved over to groups.io
<http://groups.io>. that acts as a fairly good mailing list / forum
bridge. I've been told that google groups can supposedly serve as a
mailing list archive / portal interface. But haven't tried that since a
number of mailing lists left it when they changed their operating mode
from the old usenet nntp model.
Yeah I know the gnu.org ML archive, in fact that's what I use to browse
the MLs (also the bug and patch tracker archives).
The reply button's functionality is rudimentary at best :-) OTOH the
search functionality is usable.
Google groups seem to have a taint with it that many OSS communities I
was/are involved with don't like; same for yahoo. Another issue there
was retention time for postings, esp. in the usenet times.
I do remember last year's discussion and a few others in years gone by.
These initiatives usually stall as soon as it emerges that it also
requires commitment for responsibilities like moderating, being
accountable for the provider, etc. that no one here is willing to pick
up. I'll blame no one, I have no interest in (nor time for) that stuff
either. What brings us together is enthusiasm for code development, not
for mundane stuff like forum administration.
Well, I think I'll have to make do with the gnu.org "reply" button for
the foreseeable future :-)
Hopefully someone will come up with a better alternative, who knows.