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From: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 13:33:15 +0000
Message-ID: <CAMCRKiL_zC9NuM6FcVk0qa8cKuDtbeFk7_wuNub_XzUrdAep4w@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Has the group considered using Forums instead of the mailing list?

I am having a horrible time trying to get the system to work properly
with my Gmail account, it keeps resetting itself to send replies from
my main address which the www-style list doesn't recognise (and so
doesn't post). Everything is a PITA to find and follow, if you're not
already involved in a thread it's impossible to look further back in
time than when you joined. I don't even know why the list is using my
gmail address because I signed up with my primary address (which Gmail
also sends with some magic via functionality).

A mailing list seems archaic and (to my mind) a badly implemented
communication medium for what we're doing. Forums are designed
expressly for what we're doing here on the list, having numerous
advantages and being far more useful. I don't get why we're still
using mail lists. Entropy?
Received on Thursday, 5 January 2012 17:48:58 UTC

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