Replace Google Groups mailing lists with Diaspora Forum mailing lists
In other words, Diaspora Forum has full mailing list functionality, with the addition of a web interface in the shape of the somewhat incredible Discourse suite for those who may not be familiar with mailing list functionality.
I find the fact that the Diaspora project continues to use a Google product absolutely ridiculous and I propose we drop all the existing Google Groups completely and replace each group/list with the mailing list functionality that is supported by the community-run Diaspora Forum.
If you have time spare, there was a similar proposal a number of years ago with about a hundred comments on it which can be found at https://www.loomio.org/d/oasCl9wk/running-our-own-mailing-lists
Flaburgan started a proposal Wed 25 Mar 2015
Change our mailing list from Google Groups to Discourse Closed Thu 30 Apr 2015
Rich set a nice discourse at https://diasporaforum.org/
As a free software project, to avoid Google would be nice, besides, Google is currently dropping a lot of "non-rentable" projects (last one in the list: Google Code).
Discourse proposes the same features than Google Group: be able to create a thread and answer to it using e-mail or a browser.
Vote Yes if you want to quit Google Group and officially promote Discourse as a way to discuss about diaspora*.
Vote No if you want to keep using Googe Group.
|Agree - 28|
|Abstain - 28|
|Disagree - 28|
|Block - 28|
Asli Telli Aydemir
Thu 26 Mar 2015
the privacy measures and filter mechanisms are really lame in googlegroups. Message bounce-offs are also pain in the neck:((
Steffen van Bergerem
Fri 27 Mar 2015
As long as Google doesn't ditch Google Groups and we aren't running the mailing list ourselves on the diasporafoundation.org domain I think we shouldn't change our mailing lists.
Sat 28 Mar 2015
I have no objection to this in principle, but I think it's too early to make a decision on it because details need to be worked out (such as migration strategy) before deciding whether this is the right move at this point.
Running the community on a Google product is hypocritical. The alternative is clear. Specifics have largely been worked out in the comments, or can be after we agree on the principal of migrating. It's time.