[arch-general] Mailing lists vs Forums
guillaume at archlinux.org
Sun Jun 10 14:51:27 EDT 2012
On 10 June 2012 20:40, Kwpolska <kwpolska at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 8:36 PM, Mateusz Loskot <mateusz at loskot.net>
> > 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.
> I, for one, am subscribed to the lists (arch-announce,
> arch-dev-public, arch-general, aur-general) and also have a forums
> account. The difference is I read 90% of the mails I get (ignoring
> the signoff reports or other useless messages) and I haven't been on
> the forums since a few years. Not quite sure how this works for
> > Also, are all Arch developers subscribed to the mailing lists?
> Most likely, yes.
> > Best regards,
> > --
> > Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
> Kwpolska <http://kwpolska.tk>
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+1 here. I see most of the emails posted on the MLs and read some of
interest to me but I have not read forum for ages...
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