Maybe this could be an opportunity for discourse to be a transparent
medium between mailing lists and the forum?

On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 11:55:04AM -0600, Tom Cloyd wrote:
> For me, a mailing list is essential. I do not and will not follow forums -
> simply too much bother, and I don't have the time. I WILL consult a forum to
> solve specific problems, but that's it.