A thread kicked off last week on seagull-general that became quite heated when some users started demanding we use a forum to track project activity/feedback instead of the standard mailing list.
To my mind there’s 1001 disadvantages involved in using a forum, I would never dream of such a thing, but luckily seagull dev Mike Wattier managed to express the matter quite succinctly:
Developers can use RSS to receive post to the forum in their email boxes.
hmm.. no thanks.. that sound klunky to me , consider this.. FORUM:
**read RSS feedclick on link
**log into account
**click over to proper forum
**click over to thread
**click over to thread xN
**click over to check PM's** EMAIL LIST:
**hit check mail boxdownload mail
**click on Seagull-General folderReadclick on subject **wait for data/page/site to load
So a mailing list it will remain. Keep in mind there’s a great gmane view if subscribing is too much overhead for you.