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Re: Community discussions
> I don't see the purpose.
I don't disagree with a lot of what you wrote after that but here are some reasons:
- Maybe I'm an hopeless idealist, but I think there's a space between development discussions and the troll army. I'm hoping that space is very wide and that there are a lot of people in it that can be very valuable to this project.
- A forum type thing is more topical. So we can differentiate between governance topics, research, economic parameters, messaging, user support, etc. It's also more perennial (don't you like those 2010 bitcointalk threads?).
- Communities take some time to foster. Starting early will make it a lot more likely that it'll be able to self-regulate and adjust later.
- On the more cynical side, I'd like to keep this mailing-list as a safe space for development. So we need a buffer in front of it. And Reddit is the opposite of a buffer (although I have to say I'm pleasantly impressed with /r/grincoin so far).
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Mimblewimble] Community discussions
> Local Time: 11 January 2018 4:50 AM
> UTC Time: 11 January 2018 04:50
> From: 0xb1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: Avery Tomek <averytomek@xxxxxxxxx>
> Ignotus Peverell <igno.peverell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, mimblewimble@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mimblewimble@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I don't see the purpose. Maybe with mainnet release, but for the time being we have relatively active subreddits already, and as it should be most of the discussion is developer oriented and we have solid channels for that. One of the problems with other protocols is too much popularity/speculation before it's due/warranted/developed enough to support it, and I think we should do whatever we can to learn from those mistakes and mitigate them.
> My two nanogrin. I think the more under the radar things stay the more they can gestate. And I really don't see what kind of discussion can't happen on the channels we have. I don't know of many other projects have had the kind of organic publicity we already have, I think we should stay technical and low key.
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>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Re: [Mimblewimble] Community discussions
>> Local Time: January 10, 2018 6:44 PM
>> UTC Time: January 11, 2018 2:44 AM
>> From: averytomek@xxxxxxxxx
>> To: Ignotus Peverell <igno.peverell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> mimblewimble@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mimblewimble@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sounds like a good idea! It would be nice if we had a central forum/chat we could all contribute ideas or questions, etc. If there is anything I can do just let me know!
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Jan 10, 2018, at 4:49 PM, Ignotus Peverell igno.peverell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I've been playing with the idea of having a more open mode of communication for people to participate. Both this mailing list and gitter are very developer focused (not to mention clunky, when it comes to launchpad). This is not to propose a replacement of what we have now for development, just complement with a platform that's easier to join and more user-friendly.
>>> Practically, I was thinking of setting up a discourse.org instance, either hosted by them or us. What do you all think?
>>> - Igno
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