What if I don't want to visit the forum and only want to participate via Email?

Many have come from an email only background. You can still consume and produce 100% using email only.

To do so you have a few alternatives:

Additionally there are large amount of options for you to choose, from daily digests to digests once in a while. You can suppress email while your are on the site, or not.

If you have any questions or need any help, let us know!

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Thanks for this helpful post, Sam, appreciated! Looking forward to this new era

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Will I still be able to reply to (and post to, originating a thread) this list from a mail application? I am assuming that the bounce I just got from googlegroups, saying that posting by mail is no longer allowed is unrelated. Are all of the message threads from googlegroups duplicated here?

Walter

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Yeah this is a bit of a tricky pickle during the transition.

You can resume discussion by email but you are going to need to get at least one email from Discourse.

I recommend doing 1 reply via the web on topics you care about enabling watch topics after you reply.

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This particular thread appears to be locked in the Web interface, too. I visited the page in Google Groups, ensured that I was logged in there, and could not see any buttons or links to reply. Have you seen this behavior?

Thanks,

Walter

Here’s a link to it in Google Groups: https://groups.google.com/forum/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer#!msg/rubyonrails-talk/ThX6oSwv3SQ/bGEAekaYBwAJ and replying there still doesn’t seem possible. But I made another attempt to find the thread in the new Discourse system, and was able to find it there today (I could swear it wasn’t there when I tried yesterday) and I was able to paste in my reply there.

Walter

You mean this one?

You if you flick to watching on that topic you will get all notifications.

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