Should we just retire the list in favor of this discourse category? Having two redundant places like this seems, y’know, redundant, and the fact that we’re talking about this here instead of there suggests that maybe it’s outlived its necessity…
We talked about doing this many years ago, I don’t remember the specific reasons why, but it was ultimately decided that it wasn’t worth the churn. I think there was some technical limitation that made it difficult to do, and it effectively boiled down to making a whole new list and auto subscribing everyone who was subscribed to the old list? Something like that.
I haven’t looked at distutils-sig in quite some time, so I’m certainly in favor of retiring it… but I also don’t really care if it sticks around since I’m not following it either way.
I suspect that this may be helpful information to share with mailing list participants:
I confess that I don’t even know how to subscribe to all threads of a
How to subscribe to all threads of discourse
Go to the category you care about, e.g. https://discuss.python.org/c/packaging/14, and if you look in the right
side next to “+ New Topic” you will see a bell. you can click that and
choose to what level you want to follow new topics (only new threads,
notification of all comments, direct notification of all comments, etc.).
Does this send a new email whenever someone edits a post that’s already been emailed out?
(edit) If you change your notification settings for a particular thread by clicking on the bell, that setting is independent of your category-level setting. So, you can “Watching” all on the category and “Mute” a particular thread or vice-versa.