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> email wasn't made for groups

I've always wondered why people didn't use newsgroups instead of mailing lists.

It's likely a combination of bad UX, complex set-up, flaky delivery and having no great interface to manage the groups, memberships, unsubscribes. At least that's the parts we're trying to fix.

Google Groups (kinda) solves this problem. On the viewing side, the app is pretty decent, and then you can still receive / reply through email if desired.

A good example group - https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/tiddlywikidev

I wish Apache projects would move more towards something like this.

Google groups is freaking awful!

It actually was decent in the beginning but with each change google broke more features and made the UI far less usable. Not to mention, you force anyone you want in your group to create a google account.

"Any sufficiently complicated group communication system contains an ad-hoc, informally-specified, bug-ridden, slow implementation of half of Usenet."

I wish. Over Microsoft Teams, I would take that any day of the week.

Like I said: "bug-ridden, slow" :)

uhh... including Usenet?

hmm.. Looks like the Morris Corollary won't work on this version.

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