Erlang forums (was Re: PING TEST)

Ivan Uemlianin ivan@REDACTED
Sun Dec 5 18:19:20 CET 2021

Wow yes, I don't think I'll be using that site.  The mailing list is fine.

Who exactly is erlangforums dot com?  The site lists admin users but 
doesn't say who owns the site.


On 05/12/2021 15:57, Loïc Hoguin wrote:
> Hello!
> I figured I would use the few minutes at my disposal to voice my 
> concerns re the Erlang forums.
> I joined them when I got an early invite thinking they were a mere 
> extension of the Erlang/OTP avenues. But that's not the case.
> We had heated debates around the rules a few years ago that resulted 
> in - these 
> are not good but remain mostly harmless.
> The Erlang forums have this monstrosity:
> After finding that out (you don't get to accept them, they're just 
> there in a half hidden link) I brought up the subject with the forum 
> owner to correct course to no avail.
> This ties into concerns I have seen others have which is that the 
> forums are not owned by the Erlang/OTP team but instead by a third 
> party (and possibly set up by their initiative, not the Erlang/OTP 
> team's).
> As a result I do not plan to participate in the Erlang forums in any 
> capacity other than when mandated to do so.
> If the Erlang/OTP team wants to make the forums a more 
> official/permanent venue to reach them then they should also ensure 
> that the conditions to use the forums are the same as their other venues.
> On 03/12/2021 14:30, Bryan Frimin wrote:
>>> On Fri, Dec 3, 2021 at 4:27 PM Richard O'Keefe <raoknz@REDACTED> 
>>> wrote:
>>>> As far as I am concerned, anything that diverts traffic away from 
>>>> the Erlang
>>>> mailing list to a labyrinth like is a Bad Thing.  
>>>> Sigh.
>>> Yep.  Email is far from perfect but no one has come up with a suitable
>>> replacement yet.
>> Completely agree with this.
> +1
> Cheers,

Ivan A. Uemlianin PhD

Ymchwil a Datblygu Technoleg Lleferydd
Speech Technology Research and Development


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