[Tagging] Accepted or rejected?

Kotya Karapetyan kotya.lists at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 17:45:16 UTC 2015


On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 6:34 PM, Tod Fitch <tod at fitchdesign.com> wrote:

> My issue with email lists is that for most emails I delete after reading.
> If at some time later, I come across a tagging situation that I recall
> being previously discussed I need to go into the mail archives at
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo find the list (probably tagging
> but maybe others) and then find which month of which year it was discussed.
>
> Most forums I have seen and used have a much better search setup than that.
>
>
Enter Google :) You type "site:
https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging" and then your request
and you probably get what you want.



> Also, if I need or want to resurrect the thread, that it typically trivial
> on a forum as you just post a reply. But if I’ve pulled up the old thread
> out of the list archive I will have broken the message ID information in
> the email headers that make threading options on a mail reader work well.
>

That's true. Therefore forums *are *better than mailing lists. But they are
still not good enough to make a discussion easy to follow, if it tends to
split up or causes a lot of opinions.

Cheers,
Kotya
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