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Re: Proposal: Deploy and switch to Discourse



I propose we keep the mailing list, and get back on Freenode for
support instead of slack.  In fact, I think we should move all
openshift discussions that are not confidential to freenode.

On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 10:12 AM Colin Walters <walters verbum org> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I think the Common's use of Slack is not a good match for "support".  Requiring an invitation is also an impediment to quickly asking questions.  Further Slack is proprietary, and also any discussion there won't be easily found by Google.
>
> On the other hand we have these mailing lists, which are fine but they're traditional mailing lists with all the tradeoffs there.
>
> I propose we shut down the user@ and dev@ lists and deploy a Discourse instance, which is what the cool kids ;) are doing:
> https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/
> http://internals.rust-lang.org/
> etc.
>
> Discourse is IMO really nice because for people who want a mailing list it can act like that, but for people who both want a modern web UI and most importantly just want to drop in occasionally and not be committed to receiving a stream of email, it works a lot better.  Also importantly to me it's FOSS.
>
> I would also personally lean towards not using Slack too but I see that as a separate discussion - it's real time, and that's a distinct thing from discourse.  If we get a lot of momentum in our Discourse though over Slack we can consider what to do later.
>
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> http://lists.openshift.redhat.com/openshiftmm/listinfo/dev



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