Keeping proposals productive and increasing mailing list efficiency

Jerry Schulteis jdschulteis at
Mon Jul 2 19:12:05 UTC 2018

 One way to find related conversations is to add to the search terms.E.g. " mailing list alternative":
Perhaps such a hint, as well as guidelines for self-vetting proposals before submitting, should appear in the list welcome message or the information page.

    On Monday, July 2, 2018, 12:22:14 PM CDT, Mark <mark at> wrote:  
 previous related conversations are not being considered because they are not prominent or easily found- they are kept in an archive that is totally separate from the email clients being used to facilitate these mailing list discussions. This means it is not likely that a person making a proposal, who is new to this mailing list format (which is mostly the case with new proposals), will even see the archives.
Another point: there are plenty of alternative solutions out there that would make this list much more usable and efficient (discourse, slack, GitHub etc), which have wide support and are reliable. Is there a reason why this list hasn’t embraced any of these newer technologies? Although not necessary, they offer strong feature sets that will make it quite easy to provide solutions to the above points.
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