The RFCs repo has a long-standing issue tracker, which has upwards of 600 open issues, including some extremely old proposals that were moved over from the main repo.
There was some hope that the issue tracker could be used to centralize discussion on particular topics, but I think that the opposite has happened: it has become somewhat of a dumping ground.
At the same time, this forum (internals) has become quite effective for pre-RFC discussion. The fact that replies bump a thread back to the top also makes it much easier to track what the community is actively discussing. I also think that this forum has significantly greater visibility than the average RFC issue.
I’d like to propose that we shut down the RFC issue tracker and centralize all pre-RFC discussion on this forum, to get more of our eyeballs in the same place.
What do you think? Does anyone find the issue tracker useful in a way that this forum is not?