[cryptography] Can we move to a forum, please?

Greg Broiles gbroiles at gmail.com
Tue Dec 24 20:50:25 EST 2013


It doesn't really make sense to think about moving. There are two separate
operations: the creation of a new thing, and the termination of the old
thing. If you want to make a new thing, nobody can stop you. If the
existing subscribers and the existing mailing list operator(s) don't
terminate the old thing, you can't stop them, either.

I am not interested in a web forum; but I'm pretty sure it would be easy to
pipe mailing list messages into a web forum if someone is really motivated
to read them in that format.

"Moving to a web forum" has been, in my observation, a very good way to
silently kill an otherwise helpful/productive mailing list. I'm not saying
that's a goal/motivation of the current proposal, but I think it's a likely
outcome.

It also provides an opportunity for the people who control the webserver to
control the discussion and the archives. In the current climate, that
sounds like a risk to all parties involved.

-- 
Greg Broiles
gbroiles at gmail.com
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