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Hi all,

Le 17/02/2021 à 16:22, Dave Howorth a écrit :
On Wed, 17 Feb 2021 09:03:41 -0500
John Kaufmann <> wrote:

On 2021-02-17 04:06, sophi wrote:

Just to let you know, we, at TDF, are working on replacing the Ask
forum by Discourse. We have had a test period with the members
regularly answering on Ask. If Discourse is not fully replacing a
Q&A forum, it is the most appropriate at the moment and we can
extend it to serve other purposes on the future.
The difficulty is currently to migrate the Ask archive to
Discourse, but that will be worked out by our infra team on the
next months.  

Looks interesting, and seems to have potential to subsume also the
mailing list system. (It needs to be integrated with a MTA, which it
does not provide, but merging web and mailing list forums seems to be
an explicit objective.) If so, that could solve the problem of which
forum (AskLibO or mailing list) to use for a question. Is the intent
to also migrate the mailing lists to Discourse?

I seriously hope not! Discourse works OK as a forum but the mailing
list side is very much a poor cousin. Far easier and better to use a
plain mailing list IME & IMHO.

haha! this is always the same: some dislike it, others want it
absolutely ;-) So to make it clear, we will not replace mailing lists,
but maybe, as we do between IRC/Telegram/Matrix, add a bridge between
Discourse and the mailing lists, something like what Nabble is doing
currently (allowing then to remove Nabble which is an external service),
making everybody happy :) This will be in a second step, moving from Ask
is the first, we have several languages hosted on Ask, so it's a huge move.


Sophie Gautier
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IRC: sophi
Foundation coordinator
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