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From: Zach Laine (whatwasthataddress_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-06-27 07:38:18

On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 11:28 PM Vinnie Falco <vinnie.falco_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 7:02 PM Zach Laine via Boost
> <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > This list is not very welcoming.
> > that is exactly the right kind of thing for Boost did not submit to
> > Boost because they felt this list was rude and combative.
> Yes well this is what happens when you encourage everyone to play the
> part of victim. Its a larger problem and not one that is specific for
> Boost to solve.

I really don't know if that is the right characterization or not,
because I don't know all the details.

> > this list is hard for outsiders to penetrate
> > ...
> > I have no suggested fixes for this
> I agree. I think the mailing-list format is an anachronism. I would
> like to rebrand Boost and the website to be a more comprehensive
> social media site with an emphasis on C++. Instead of a mailing list,
> it should have a forum. And reviews would take place there. For
> example each reviewed library would be its own sub-forum to hold the
> review (and subsequent discussion and support if the library is
> accepted), using a threaded discussion format.

I've been thinking the same thing for a number of years.


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