I can try asking if GitHub would enable the beta “Discussions” feature for a repo within the Python org. Is this something we’d be interested in? If so, which repo would benefit from this feature?
Seems like we already have
discuss.python.org as well as all the mailing lists – do we really need another way?
Since it’s part of GitHub, it would be same as getting new PR notification emails from GitHub, so I don’t see it as “yet another way”.
Given this would be spread discussions over one more medium, this sounds counter-productive to me.
Fair enough. I have asked if the Discussions would be an optional feature that we can disable once it’s out of beta.
If we did opt into Discussions on GitHub I would assume we would shut down a discussion space. We would also have to be very clear what sort of discussions would occur there (e.g. is this specifically like getting involved kind of questions, python-list/beginner sort of questions, python-dev, etc.?).
To me it would act as a Stack Overflow kind of replacement, but I don’t know if it’s worth trying to displace that for the community.
For trialing, I’ve enabled the Discussions feature for the python/core-sprint repo https://github.com/python/core-sprint/discussions
And this is a setting that we can turn off from the repo’s settings if we decided not to use it.