I just realize I have said absolutely nothing. :-)
I think I'm
going to let them run just a bit longer and then maybe we can an idea if
enough people think they are useful and are using them.
If the community is split into two different camps,
communication is going to suffer, plain and simple. I can receive email
wherever I am and reply or not. I can set up filters and rules in my
email program to sort the email posts. If the mails to the
FlightGear-devel lists are archived in a forum, that's fine. If posts to a
forum are likewise echoed to the -devel list, that's fine. In other
words, if there are two ways to view a single communication venue, that's fine.
But if there are two completely independent venues to discuss
issues (say, the Users list), that would be very, very
bad. It really defeats the
purpose of having any kind of discussion group/list/forum at