On Tue, 29 May 2018 12:23:20 +0200
"Knurpht @ openSUSE" <knurpht(a)opensuse.org> wrote:
The board has talked about this, *not* out of some
wicked idea, but
because it was asked to many times. Users refuse to use the opensuse@
for (quotes)83 posts long threads, where the solution already is in
post #4 ; long threads that contain nothing but completely off-topic
stuff, but come up in my searches because of their titles ; far too
many dunnos that don't add any value (/quotes) . I must say that I
checked a number of examples thrown at me, by some google searches,
and I have no way to deny this feedback.
But with respect, none of that matters. Mailing lists aren't designed
to serve their purpose via a google search. It doesn't matter whether
their archives return useful hits to non-subscribers. What does matter
is whether the list subscribers get answers useful to them, and indeed
other information or maybe even just companionship at times. And they
recieve those communications via email sent to them, not by some web
tool. If they wanted a web tool they would use the forum.
FWIW, I'm a member of both this list and the forum, and for that matter
also take an RSS feed from a couple of opensuse sites. But I find that I
hardly ever visit the forum, and I hardly ever bother reading the RSS
feeds, but I do find it worthwhile to visit this list most every day.
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