Establishing a forum in favour of the mailing lists was a really smart idea.
It is now possible to quickly answer questions and/or ask for clarification if a given post lacks information.
With mailing lists, this wasn’t as easy. Yes, we could simply hit “reply” in our mail clients – but still, we had to keep track of upcoming replies. No reasonable way to sort the topics by something else than date or subject and no way to mark a thread as “solved”, the latter of which I consider an important improvement.
To my mind, this forum is by far superior to a mailing list because it encourages cooperation and helps evolving the community. The mailing lists felt kinda being stuck in the 90s. Thank you for letting go of them.