Thunderbird mailing-list / NNTP decision rationale

Karsten Düsterloh mnyromyr at
Wed Aug 4 11:43:14 UTC 2010

Dan Mosedale wrote:
> At 
> <>,  
> we've said that we're targeting individual and SOHO (Small Office / 
> Home  Office) users.  We've also said that we'll be doing this by 
> "focusing on conversations that occur over mainstream and emerging 
> communication channels. These include email, web forums, social 
> networks, and microblogging services."

I derive from that you seem to consider NNTP neither mainstream nor

> While it makes a lot of sense for us as the development community to 
> enjoy the benefits of the NNTP experience today, it is also acting as a 
> crutch: because we're not eating our own dogfood, it's preventing us 
> from having a deeper understanding of how those problems feel to our users.

So basically you want to annoy (voluntary!) devs to make them fix other
nuisances?! That's a pretty odd concept for an open source project.
I don't think this will work well; it definitely will not work for/with

I still think I somehow must have misunderstood something here...


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