[Freeswitch-users] Retiring the FreeSWITCH Mailing list

Shaun Stokes shaun at syskonfig.pl
Fri Feb 3 07:52:43 UTC 2023

Perhaps the new forum could function in a similar way to the mailing list? If you could receive responses via email and respond via email, then it would be the best of both worlds. I know most ticketing systems these days provide this functionality, the same is possible on a forum.

From: FreeSWITCH-users <freeswitch-users-bounces at lists.freeswitch.org> on behalf of Antony Stone <Antony.Stone at freeswitch.open.source.it>
Sent: Thursday, February 2, 2023 16:40
To: FreeSWITCH Users Help <freeswitch-users at lists.freeswitch.org>
Subject: Re: [Freeswitch-users] Retiring the FreeSWITCH Mailing list

On Thursday 02 February 2023 at 14:51:19, Brandon Armstead wrote:

> +1 in agreement with Alex.

I don't know how many +1s you've had so far, but this is another one.

I think Alex has expressed extremely well why forums are not as effective as

I would also simply add that I am on quite a number of mailing lists, and it's
very convenient to deal with them all in one email client.  If each one were
replaced by a forum, I would need multiple logged-in windows in a browser, and
have to actively switch back and forth between them to see if there were new
messages.  This is the biggest thing for me which makes forums highly


> On Wed, Jan 4, 2023 at 9:28 AM Alex Balashov wrote:
> > I do understand that maintaining a mailing list, and all the issues that
> > come with it, is a thankless chore. I run several myself and can relate
> > to the frustration.
> >
> > However, from my perspective, it is by far the most effective way to
> > engage the broadest swath of users, for reasons already outlined by
> > others. Only a small, hardcore group of forum enthusiasts who
> > particularly like that medium will participate in forums; average people
> > won't bother to keep up with the forum because it requires work.
> >
> > The net effect is that people only come to ask a specific question, the
> > number of experts usefully answering questions is reduced, and that users
> > don't stay broadly abreast of trends and project info which would
> > otherwise smile out in some way from their inbox.

#define SIX 1+5
#define NINE 8+1

int main() {
    printf("%d\n", SIX * NINE);
        - thanks to ECB for bringing this to my attention

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