It is not really a hardship, but just one more “button” to push which will take folks to a place where most people don’t need/want to go. And when they do, then they have to figure out how to get back.
As you suggested, it is likely a hold-over that may have lost its usefulness. IMHO, when designing a system, the KISS principle always works the best. Keep it very simple for the basic user, and then allow the more advanced opt-in to additional features.
From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> on behalf of Bruce Bowman <bruce.bowman@...>
On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 02:20 pm, Tom Vail wrote:
I think it's a throwback to the time when groups.io was smaller and Mark may have needed a way to contact everybody about system issues. As the service has grown its utility has no doubt diminished
and I agree that it may be time to abandon the notion.