Erlang shell evolutions

Igor Clark igor.clark@REDACTED
Tue Apr 12 13:49:05 CEST 2022

As far as I understand it you don't need to do that - if you turn on mailing-list mode (in Profile > Preferences > Emails) then you can filter things out rather than in. It's under Profile > Preferences > Notifications.

I was quite wary of the move to the forum, and as far as I can tell the ideological/cultural/legal/CoC (etc) issues that many people here were concerned about haven't really changed. But for anyone who hasn't signed up simply because they don't like web forums: having tried it out and set it all up, I find that mailing list mode does work pretty well, with the additional benefit that you can filter out topics/categories/users you don't want to read. The main downside that I can see is that it only does HTML and not plain text emails. Apart from that though it now appears to me as a mailing list, with individual messages that I receive, read and can reply to by mail, and it has worked just fine for me so far. You can't do all the upvoting and liking and following etc that forums provide if you use it exclusively in mailing-list mode, but obviously that's not possible on a mailing list anyway, so it doesn't seem a big sacrifice.


> On 12 Apr 2022, at 12:04, Benjamin Scherrey <scherrey@REDACTED> wrote:
> My understanding was that the forum software would post their messages to email but apparently that hasn't happened for this topic (and likely others). Does one have to go subscribe to each individual forum topic in order to receive them via email?
>   -- Ben Scherrey
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2022 at 5:59 PM Maria Scott <maria-12648430@REDACTED <mailto:maria-12648430@REDACTED>> wrote:
> Well, to be fair, it has been announced previously that the OTP team will not participate in the ML any longer and will concentrate on the forum instead. This is not to say that I like it, but it is IMO understandable that they don't want to hold discussions in and split information and input across multiple channels. That said, I also see no feasible way to integrate one into the other such that posts and answers made in the forum can appear on the ML and/or vice versa :(
> My 2 cents.
> Maria

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