Erlang forums (was Re: PING TEST)

Lloyd R. Prentice lloyd@REDACTED
Mon Dec 27 01:02:02 CET 2021

Hey Craig,

Nice to hear your perspective. I’ve certainly benefitted from your experience and wisdom now and again.  And I thank you.

Things I’d like to see more of in the Erlang discuss-o-sphere are more tutorials and simple project how-tos—particularly demonstrating the wonders and usefulness of the more esoteric libraries and advanced applications and techniques.

Is my sense that we’re seeing fewer new and enthusiastic participants in the Erlang community correct?  Perhaps more “Wow, I’d like to give that a try content” would raise the enthusiasm meter.

Anyway, Craig, and all, here’s to an up and up year where we all rise to our most rewarding and gratifying challenges.


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> On Dec 26, 2021, at 5:10 PM, zxq9 <zxq9@REDACTED> wrote:
> On 2021/12/19 9:02, Jeff Schultz wrote:
>>> On 18/12/2021 04:02, Igor Clark wrote:
>>> I agree wholeheartedly. Thank you for putting it so carefully and insightfully, Yao.
>> I also agree.
>> On an internet mailinglist, I can listen.
>> On an internet forum, I am property.
> At least you grok the motivation behind this sort of move.
> A central point I have to drive into my geopol and intel students over and over is that "Capacity drives intent". Even if the original intent was to make a more "modern" single place to discuss Erlang, once that place becomes The One True Community the exclusionary capacity enabled by it will eventually change the intent of those running it. (In the end it will only make the Erlang community lore harder to find in the noise -- but whatever, no online platform is forever unless you do it yourself.)
> I've just had to make my own little island of misfits -- mostly new Erlangers who want to solve problems and really don't care about anything else, least of all feels politics and other regulatory nonsense that people want to inject into projects and communities by rudely shoving their CoC into it. I don't really see a way around going independent to avoid the worsening social cancer.
> I'll be on the ML as long as it is around and might occasionally check the forums if I'm super bored, but I'm pretty much seeing this as the end of the graybeard era -- it will definitely be a case of "nobody realized what they had until it was gone".
> I have absolutely benefited an unfair amount from having this mailing list as a resource for the last several years. Thanks to all for the lessons and the laughs. Being proven wrong on the ML has always been one of those magical experiences where I could directly map blows to my ego to immediately useful lessons learned -- really fantastic stuff.
> A late Merry Christmas to you all! Weee!
> -Craig

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