[IPython-user] replace IPython's mailing lists with a forum

Steven Bluen sbluen153@yahoo....
Tue Dec 22 22:05:42 CST 2009



--- On Tue, 12/22/09, Gary Pajer <gary.pajer@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Gary Pajer <gary.pajer@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [IPython-user] replace IPython's mailing lists with a forum
> To: "Steven Bluen" <sbluen153@yahoo.com>
> Cc: ipython-user@scipy.org
> Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 7:13 PM
> On Tue, Dec 22, 2009
> at 12:38 AM, Steven Bluen <sbluen153@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> 
> I would like it if IPython's developers would replace
> our mailing lists with a centralized forum, for several
> reasons.
> 
> 
> 
> I've noticed this request come up from time to time in
> various groups. 
> I even advocated the idea myself for a time.  Three
> comments:
> 
> 
> 
> 1.  It absolutely positively will not fly.
> 
> 2.  I've come to appreciate the arguments against the
> idea, and I no longer think it's a good idea.
> 
> 3.  It absolutely positively will not fly.
> 
> 
> 
> -gary
> 
> 

Honestly, now that I've seen the arguments, I think I might be alright with the mailing lists. But the biggest problem is that they silently discard messages. This is a very bad thing to do, since you've wasted the effort of writing your message and you may be confused about why you aren't getting a response. This happened to me and probably happened to a lot of new users.

The newsgroup should at least tell you what you're doing wrong if you've already subscribed.


      


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