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:
- If you want your volume set to 11 you can opt for “Mailing list mode” in your user profile, visit: https://discuss.rubyonrails.org/my/preferences/emails
- If you are just interested in particular categories, like #rubyonrails-core you can either watch, or watch-first post on the category. https://discuss.rubyonrails.org/my/preferences/categories
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!