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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] moving email lists to Discourse
Date Thu, 12 Mar 2020 15:21:44 GMT
I'm not against anything of that nature, but if memory serves the
email lists are dictated by ASF policy.

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 9:32 AM Garren Smith <> wrote:
> Hi All,
> The CouchDB slack channel has been a real success with lots of people
> asking for help and getting involved. The main issue is that it is not
> searchable so we often get people asking the same questions over and over.
> The user mailing list is great in that sense that if you have subscribed to
> it you have a searchable list of questions and answers. However, it's
> really not user-friendly and judging by the fact that it has very low user
> participation I'm guessing most people prefer to use slack to ask questions.
> I've been really impressed with how the FoundationDB forum[1] and the rust
> internal forum work [2]. I find them easy to use and really encourage
> participation. I would like to propose that we move our user and dev
> discussion to Discourse or a forum that works as well as Discourse. I think
> that would make it really easy for users of CouchDB to look up answers to
> questions and get involved in the development discussion.
> I haven't checked yet, but I'm sure we could get all discourse threads to
> automatically email back to the user and dev mailing list so that we still
> fulfill our Apache requirements.
> I know its a big step away from what we're used to with our mailing lists,
> but I think it would definitely open up our community.
> Cheers
> Garren
> [1]
> [2]

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