Ever since I started using the IxDA website, I've been curious why the discussions are shown in a linear feed vs a more traditional category or sub-forum organizational structure. I have a terrible time trying to find anything here because the only search tools are keyword based (search box at the top of the page and word cloud on the side) which generally ignore the secondary information heirarchy of time, and thus seem to return extremely old, and generally no longer relevant posts.
I know there was a lot of hubub over the future of IxDA, and some calls for the death of the email list...was sentence carried out? I haven't gotten an IxDA email in days, but it looks like there are new threads...
I think it's symptomatic of a larger problem...I still feel connected to the people I know in IxDA, mostly through twitter, but I no longer feel connected to the org, and I'm not sure I'm interested in going looking for it on Quora.
So, I'll give it a try...
Is there anybody out there? Am I just shouting into the void?
First off, I WANT to like Drupal and I WANT to not cringe every time I'm brought onto a project where the development team is using Drupal and we're not allowed to make a user-friendly site "in scope."
> As most of the complaints that I've seen are related to the mailing
> list, I think that this is one of the biggest points of failure. Perhaps
> we can consider going back to Mailman for the list.
Please! I suspect I'm not the only person who enjoys the speed and
simplicity of the email list, the ability to sort/kill topics within my
own client, etc.
Maybe it's because I "grew up" on text-only forums like USENET/LISTSERV,
but I find even the well designed web forums slow and clunky compared to
We are indeed experiencing some major bumps in the transition to our new website, mainly around Discussion/email integration. Primarily, many people who had previously unsubscribed from emails were inadvertently given a subscription that delivers emails. Additionally, the "Daily" send interval that we thought would behave like the former website's "digest" option is not behaving as expected.
As we all probably know, this email list generates a ton of emails. If it
were not for filtering and subject sorting in MS Outlook (for me at least) I
wouldn't be able to keep up with this list. I find that Outlook doesn't
always sort properly, particularly because of the RE: infront of email
I don't see much of a structure to posts here (no subject formatting, such
as "Job: xyz" or "Conference: xyz".