💌 I like email. There is no expectation that it is answered quickly, so I can check it once a day, and only on workdays. It's good both for short answers and long-form discussions, with one person or many. It's federated and at least partially decentralised. There's a client serving all kinds of needs, from phones to the command line.
@jaranta It's probably pretty good unless security or privacy start becoming serious requirements. 🙂
it's store-and-forward, so stuff doesn't just fall apart immediately if the wrong server goes down briefly. this works alongside the more relaxed expectations of human duty cycles
@jaranta My only problem with email is people quoting deeply nested, untrimmed discussions with a note at the top addressing some random point in the interior with no indication as to what they're replying to.
I love email, I *hate* the way some people use it.
@dheadshot What I don't understand is how people can think that top posting is good.
What I do know is that most email clients - certainly the more common ones - make it nearly impossible to do anything else. That's one reason why I've been experimenting with DiscDAG as an alternative.
It has its problems, but for more complex discussions it's excellent.
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