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On 2021-02-17 16:07, Dave Howorth wrote:
On Wed, 17 Feb 2021 11:36:34 -0500 John Kaufmann wrote:
... It sounds like you know Discourse and find the mailing list
side wanting. But if Discourse is an attempt to serve in a single
forum users comfortable in both media, it may at least /become/ a
solution to the problem of a fragmented user knowledge base.

In my experience it becomes a way of forcing the email users to use
the web forum instead. The only purpose the email interface serves
in practice is notifying of web posts.

AskLibO already gives us that. I have to believe (and certainly hope) Discourse offers something 

Even a bridge as Sophie suggests is likely to kill the mailing list IMHO.

If "kill" means changing the list address, that may be a price worth paying for a larger user base. 
(FTM, I wonder how the larger user base on AskLibO will react/adapt to Discourse.) If it means losing anyone 
now on the mailing list, I can only hope that is incorrect.

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