[gmx-users] Moving this mailing list to Discourse format
Hannes.Loeffler at stfc.ac.uk
Thu Apr 21 15:53:37 CEST 2016
At the end it is really just a question if the user has flexibility
over how to visualise the communications. I'm happy to hear that the
old-fashioned email way would still have (some) support :-)
I hope you get sufficient feedback and support from the community.
On Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:47:56 +0000
Mark Abraham <mark.j.abraham at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Hannes,
> Yes, previous discussion has identified this as a likely key feature,
> and thanks for adding confirmation of that. Discourse can be
> integrated with functionality for replying to threads from email to
> suit people who want that kind of small change to their workflows;
> that will indeed suit simple discussions. Obviously there's
> configurable email activity digests and notifications also, which
> provide links to the forum proper.
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 9:52 AM Hannes Loeffler
> <Hannes.Loeffler at stfc.ac.uk> wrote:
> > On Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:11:42 +0000
> > Mark Abraham <mark.j.abraham at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi people,
> > >
> > > As part of the new BioExcel project (http://bioexcel.eu/) that
> > > supports biomolecular research with codes including GROMACS, we're
> > > exploring migrating the gmx-users mailing list to the Discourse
> > > format. You can see an example at http://try.discourse.org! This
> > > has a number of immediate advantages, including attachments,
> > > single-click sign-up, tagging, voting and contributing to old
> > > discussions. We might also integrate features like replying to
> > > threads via email, or real-time chat. We also know such a change
> > > might be something people don't like, and we would like to get a
> > > feel for that. The community should like its forum, after
> > > all! :-) So please let us know how you feel at
> > > http://goo.gl/forms/k8lhTliffO.
> > I think such a discussion would need a bit more space than just a
> > few pre-canned questions.
> > I am on various mailing lists and happy with my email client as a
> > central "collector" of all those discussions. I am personally not
> > fond of another web page interface with its very own features,
> > bells and whistles and what not, but typically unlike any other
> > existing one. And this is in essence the major shortcoming unless
> > it would be still possible to receive all messages through a
> > mailing list as it is now.
> > Cheers,
> > Hannes.
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