So I wasn’t sure where to put this, so here it is.
I’m sort of entertaining the idea of replacing the newsletter of an organisation I work with for discourse. We’ve already talked about using some sort of 2-way communication in addition to the newsletter. I have been thinking of maillists before, but the users mostly dislike computers as it is, I think discourse would be a good fit (at least much better than ML’s).
So, is it possible to have a category or thread that works like a newsletter? I.e. when someone posts there (write access would need to be controlled) the post is sent out to all users, or some @ groups or other.
Optionally it could work by forcing users to watch the category/thread, but that may be a bit too hard on them.
I welcome all thoughts and suggestions on the matter.