Excerpts from Tom Cloyd's message of 2014-08-08 19:55:04 +0200:
> 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.
> 
> 
> On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 11:35 AM, Darryl L. Pierce <mcpierce / gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 11:12:39PM +0800, botp wrote:
> > > On 8/8/14, Yukihiro Matsumoto <matz / ruby.or.jp> wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > Having discourse as a media for our communication channel sounds good.
> > > > I think obsoleting ruby-talk still needs discussion among the
> > community.
> > > >
> > > >                                                     matz.
> > >
> > > pls do not remove  the mailing list.
> > > thanks --botp
> >
> > +1 !!!
> >
> > I don't want a web interface. I find emails much easier to search when I
> > need to find something that's been discussed in past.
> >
> > --
> > Darryl L. Pierce <mcpierce / gmail.com>
> > http://mcpierce.blogspot.com/
> > Famous last words:
> >    "I wonder what happens if we do it this way?"
> >

I agree completely. I'd hate to, but if the mailing list were replaced by a
web interface (whatever its exact form), I'd stop following it. Having messages
just popping in my mailbox is extremely convenient. Having to remember to check
the web page, even if only once or twice a day wouldn't be.

Stefano