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I feel like the shift in usage has to deal more with other methods of communication. There's now a Reddit, two IRC channels on Freenode, and probably another means of communicating. I know a /lot/ of people are using the IRC now.

On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 6:36 PM Dibyendu Majumdar <> wrote:
On 21 February 2017 at 00:26, Hisham <> wrote:

> It seems the decline of mailing lists is a general trend, which
> matches my perception, as we barely use the LuaRocks mailing list
> anymore. (Looking at those numbers, I did remember that Python did
> have its traumatic moment with Py3k/Python 3.0 in 2007-2008 — around
> the time Rails was picking steam, IIRC — but it seems to have lived
> through it).

Could it also be that attention has shifted a lot towards phones, and
neither Lua nor Python are big (as far as I can see) in that space?