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Re: Google+ group a good idea?


Hi everyone,

I think one of the reasons the mailing list has been more quiet is that a
lot of the discussion has been moved to GitHub. I personally don't actually
use G+ and I feel GitHub works better. Mailing lists are still excellent
for announcements and general discussion, and all implementation-specific
discussion can happen on GitHub, where relevant things are always visible
(even if they were discussed a while ago). I reckon that for new
contributors, it is way easier to look at the amount of activity in issues
on Github than to skim through a mailing list. The mailing list can serve
for announcements and discussions regarding scope and overarching technical
issues. G+ should not be a place for critical communication regarding
technical issues, but could serve as a channel for user feedback.

TL;DR It is transparent if GitHub serves as discussion platform and the
mailing list is used for everything too big for an issue.

Just my two cents,


On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 5:54 PM, Philipp Heckel <philipp.heckel@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Hello again,
> also: Do you think a Google+ group for Syncany is a good idea? The mailing
> list has been really quiet and I believe (hope) the reason is that (1)
> mailing lists are old-school and (2) Launchpad in dying.
> Anyway, if you think it's a good idea feel free to join here:
> https://plus.google.com/communities/101993748229314848303
> If you don't think it's a good idea, simply don't join. :-)
> Best
> Philipp
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