[arch-general] Mailing lists vs Forums

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Sun Jun 10 14:36:55 EDT 2012

On 10 June 2012 19:25, Jayesh Badwaik <jayesh.badwaik90 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sunday 10 Jun 2012 19:14:19 Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> I'm wondering, what amount of Arch users and developers
>> use the mailing lists in comparison to the number of people
>> registered to the Arch Forums?
>> Can we have some basic mailing lists statistics anywhere posted?
>> Personally, I prefer mailing lists, but I noticed the Forums traffic
>> is order of magnitude larger than the traffic on the lists.
> I don't think I answer your question directly but still...
> I believe people who use a desktop mail client prefer mailing list while
> those who use the web interface for mail like gmail.com etc prefer
> forums. This especially works if you are a long term mailing list user
> and use POP3 mail and hence can search for question using your mail
> client search.

The reason I posted request for some statistics, is that
users may be confused about where to send their requests
in order to reach the very core of the Arch community.
Certainly, variety is good as people have freedom of choice,
but freedom of choice has side effects too.

Anyway, I was just curious what part of developers and users
are subscribed to the mailing list and what part use forums.
Also, are all Arch developers subscribed to the mailing lists?

Best regards,
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net

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