[gmx-users] Moving this mailing list to Discourse format

Szilárd Páll pall.szilard at gmail.com
Mon May 2 03:33:51 CEST 2016


I agree with Hannes, these questions are not only pre-canned, but very
limited in scope, pretty much listing a few handy features that happen to
be advantages of discourse. Without any introductory/exploratory questions
I'm not even sure it's easy to interpret correctly what people write; e.g.
if you've never ever user any other mailing list, but you grew up hanging
out on forums, quite likely you'll find the switch important, but such
answers AFAIK weigh less in surveys,

Also asking whether it is "Not important to me" or "onI don't caret" are
rather confusingly similar negative answers and I'm uncertain they can give
any nuanced view of people's oppinion. Could've as well asked: do you care:


On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 9:11 AM, Mark Abraham <mark.j.abraham at gmail.com>

> 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.
> Cheers,
> Mark
> GROMACS development manager
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