I have seen a couple of discussions that seem to be in the wrong channels and each time thought that https://discourse.mozilla.org would be the actually place the conversation should happen.
Let me give you you some examples:
- topic in "firstname.lastname@example.org" subject “Firefox v57 (‘Quantum’?)” closed by Dave Townsend* (sorry, couldn’t find a Google Group for the mailing list)
- this bug could be a candidate: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1394304
- this bug even has “Comments restricted” in order for the devs to still be able to do some work, so maybe that whole discussion should have been over here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1384515
My idea would be to much earlier e.g. restrict comments on a bug, but a the same moment provide a link in bugzilla to a new, related topic created over here. Same also for several dev/ux/etc. mailing lists. If the comments are external and actually off topic - Mozilla employees could start redirecting people over here instead.
What do you think?
*Email from DT
This discussion is fast turning into a grab bag of smaller concerns related to the more general question about how we approach designing our UI which Mike has pretty much answered. You’re welcome to disagree with our decisions of course but this mailing list is for the ongoing development of Firefox which this discussion is veering away from.
Feel free to open bugs on particular issues you have with the UI.