On 10/01/2022 20:47, Alessio wrote:
On Mon, 2022-01-10 at 14:11 -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
> I'd like to replace this mailing list, and the step asking new users
> to sign
> up for it. (And this might mean several different ideas for what the
> list is
> for are in the future served by different things, not just that team
Well, we could maintain the mailing list and use it as an exercise for
newcomers :-D I agree that nowadays mailing lists are a communication
system used by old school bearded developers :-D But in your journey
you will always encounter one (one mailing list, mmh maybe also a
bearded developer). So it could be like a playground for people who
have never seen one. (But for me, if there is a consensus, we can stop
using this mailing list altogether).
My humble two cents: I am an old bearded non-developer; I am aware of
many non-bearded users of mailing lists.
my main point is however: having been on this list for +/- 2 weeks, I
enjoy it as a way to getting a sense of people in the community. But, of
course, that can also happen via introductions on discourse.
to stumble upon this welcome/intro space). I have no idea, whether
ask/discussion platforms could be employed to automatically invite new
users there to introduce themselves. I note that discourse seems to
recognise new users as such.