I agree with that, only if you are on 100 mailing lists though! I'd say the average user is on < 5, and then it becomes very reasonable to go scan a forum when you have time. Clearly it's an opinion thing, but if anyone agrees with me maybe there should be a vote or something?
This just came up on the libcurl mailing list....David Doria wrote:
Is there any reason not to have a discussion forum online rather than a mailing list? Personally I find it really "old school". I mean why would you like seeing things like
>>> something else
>> another thing
showing up in your email all the time, when you could go to a nice, organized forum and search it easily and search for new/unanswered posts, etc. There are even free ones that work great (phpBB, etc).
Here is a blog entry about it: