[Noisebridge-discuss] Moving into the 21st century w/ NB computing culture ...

Taylor Alexander tlalexander at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 21:40:42 PST 2011


I actually like getting stuff in my inbox (I was against it before and
wanted a forum), but it would be nice if this behaved more like google
groups, or was a google group.

In google groups (Hacker Dojo, Bay Area Reprap, etc) the e-mail always says
it came from the group, but still shows the original sender as well. Anyway
it means you don't have to hit reply all, and you don't end up with several
people the message is being sent to.

In fact I never knew (and don't know) what the correct thing to do for that
is. I just always hit reply all. Is that correct? Are there any real side
effects to that? I'm always afraid those people will get the message twice.
I never do, but I was worried it was just because everyone else knew what
they were doing.

-Taylor

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 9:35 PM, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 07:59:41PM -0800, Brian Morris wrote:
> > Can we modernize up from this antiquated mailing list format.
> >
> > Can we use something like Ilya's software with email notifications to
> > replace noisebridge-discuss.
>
> I am fully in favor of adding more communication forums!  If you'd like
> to run a Diaspora* node for Noisebridge, we can definitely add DNS
> entries pointing to whatever host you'd like, just send the IP address
> to rack at lists.noisebridge.net and we'll get you hooked up.
>
> This has been on my todo list for at least 6 months, and I haven't
> gotten off my butt yet, so I hope somebody can kick down and do it. :)
>
> I'm generally a fan of mailing lists, though, so I probably won't be
> going anywhere.  Mailman works pretty great with procmail and mutt.
>
> I agree the "plain text digest" is pretty awful, if you're subscribed to
> that, well, my sympathies.  The "MIME digest" should be better, or you
> can just subscribe to the non-digest and use gmail folders instead --
> which seems like a much better solution to me.
>
> -andy
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