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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] resources about mailing lists vs. forums (e.g.

From: J.B. Nicholson
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] resources about mailing lists vs. forums (e.g. Discourse)
Date: Sat, 4 May 2019 02:13:48 -0500
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John Sullivan wrote:
I'm not aware of any, but I think that's a good idea, since I've seen
the same conversation many times too. The wiki could be
a good place for it?

I see that now points only to .

I wanted to bring up one problem I've not seen with mailing lists: doesn't seem to design their server layout to properly scale up.

Background: Currently there's a problem with Firefox where apparently a certificate used with Firefox add-ons has recently expired and now Firefox users are seeing their add-ons become disabled.

Current situation: Mozilla has a forum to discuss this ( and it isn't scaling up well -- the site is returning an error "429 Too Many Requests" instead of the discussion.

Until increases their capacity nobody gets to read the discussion. Whatever sage advice was posted there is flatly unavailable to others. A comparable failure could happen with an email server too (perhaps too many posts fills up a server's temp storage and the server fails, or the list processor has a lot of messages to handle so list responses are sluggish) but I'd hardly call's current implementation an improvement.

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