[neomutt-devel] On the (lack of) use of the Mailing List

Øyvind A. Holm sunny at sunbase.org
Sat Jan 28 14:22:41 CET 2017

On 2017-01-25 21:45:45, Guyzmo wrote:
> Hi all 🙌
>     in more than 20 years of IRC, I think that's the first time I 
> think we should have a lower signal/noise ratio on IRC, and have some 
> of the thought process shared by mail. That does not mean we need to 
> have only noise on IRC, just that we need to discuss stuff in a more 
> elaborate and open way.

I was thinking the same thing when I was browsing the scrollback in 
irssi. Lots of interesting discussions going on there, and it's hard to 
keep track of the context and reply without threading and quoting. 
Moving the important discussions to the mailing list is a Really Good 
Thing™, and it's archived properly.

> Also it helps reasoning in a more elaborate manner, so please follow 
> the usenet netiquette (no top posting, quote only the necessary, 
> change the subject if the discussion drifts), making it possible to 
> follow a discussion and argue exactly where it's relevant.


> All in all, we're hacking a bloody _MAIL_ User Agent, and we're not 
> even using the _MAILing_ List!

My irony meter just broke. :)

I'll reply to the other topics further down the thread.


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