[Haskell] Making Haskell more open

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Fri Nov 11 10:12:40 EST 2005

On Fri, 2005-11-11 at 15:49 +0100, Victor Blomqvist wrote:
> "Simon Peyton-Jones" <simonpj at microsoft.com> writes:
> > The important thing is that these mechanisms should work without any
> > central intervention.  These are just two suggestions.  Perhaps there
> > are other such mechanisms that we could put in place.  Ideas?
> One thing I have missed ever since I first visited haskell.org is a web
> forum. I guess most of the people reading/posting on the mailinglists are
> used to it and like it, but I prefer forums. Actually, I have never posted
> here before, but I usually read the (for me) intresting parts from the
> Haskell Archives. However, I have not read a forum-discussion yet, and
> since noone has proposed it I felt that I should do a post about it.

I would tend to disagree. I think the combination of the mailing lists,
a wiki and the IRC channel cover most of our communication needs.

I don't think that yet another variant would help us much. Web boards
tend to be harder to use than email since it requires a web browser.
Having too many differnt types of communication channel would reduce the
readership of any one of them.


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