This was a request that Frank Brockners (@fbrockne) made during our TSC call this morning. Is was echoed by at least one other. Basically, there was an expression to possibly collapse our tech discuss email and this into the same thing, but have this be the UI for email.
I'm not sure how we can do that. I do know that I can have all topics post from the forum to the email list. That's a very quick solution. However, while all forum topics would be reflected on email, not all emails would be reflected on the forum. We could potentially have the email list server post the topics to the forum. Here is a Discourse thread on the subject:
Since the tags for the forum [OPNFV Tech Discuss] and the tag for the list serv [opnfv-tech-discuss] are slightly different, being able to have all information reflected on either side is very doable. The single biggest challenge, however, will be the way we utilize categories.
Via email, some emails have no categories or tags. In cases where they have a tag, it could be relatively easy to class the message on Discourse. But in cases where two or more tags are indicated, it could be a challenge. Discourse relies on a hierarchy for categories. So if there are two or more tags, one would have to be treated as the parent category, etc.
@rpaik, Aric, Trevor, and I have the action item to look into this.