[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Discouraging the use of deprecated schemes
pla16021 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 14:50:26 UTC 2021
On Wed, 24 Mar 2021 at 14:21, Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am not a fan of chat-like platforms for serious content discussions. It
> tends to blur the issue and has a high risk of conflict instead of
Even if there is no conflict, things can get side-tracked very easily and
a twisty maze of rabbit holes. And chat's don't scale well, which is a bit
problem if we're trying to encourage more people to participate. It's too
to follow if there are more than five or six like-minded people who start
For me the bigger problem is that it requires a scheduled time, or
is fragmented in geographically-close groups at particular times of day.
I can defer responding to something until it is convenient; with a chat I
be there even if it is inconvenient (if I want to participate at all).
ever be times convenient to both myself and some of the contributors from
I would not switch away from an asynchronous method of communication like
mail or a web-based forum. I suspect that there are more than just the two
us who feel this way. So promoting chat-based solutions is likely to lead
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