Fwd: Re: [Linux4christians] Forums!??
parrisdc at gmail.com
Tue Jun 6 11:14:49 EDT 2006
On 6/6/06, AKAImBatman <akaimbatman at gmail.com> wrote:
> We've all used forums before. And found them more time consuming and labor
> > intensive. That's a *reason*.
> And yet many have requested that Linc setup forums. That's a "reason" as
> well. There's no need to get upset about trying a new technology.
No one is *upset* about trying something new. The response is to someone
claiming no reason was given for opposing forums.
Personally, I prefer forums as they tend to be a lot more focused on the
> topic at hand. Email lists tend to accidentally break up into tons of little
> threads (I have no less than four unread threads on LXer's Net Neutrality
> article in my inbox!), all which become difficult to read and correlate.
> They also demand a lot more up-front attention. Anyone who joins the
> conversation late might as well not join it at all. The thread has already
> been archived or deleted for most readers.
> Also, modern forums allow for many of the same advantages as email lists.
> For example, someone mentioned that he likes being able to see which
> messages are new. If you log into the forum, you'll find a link titled "Show
> unread posts since last visit.<http://linc.homeunix.org:8080/board/index.php?action=unread>
Well, different strokes for different folks, I suppose.
Are forums a new idea? Something we've never tried? A tool that we've never
> > had before?
> Why so hostile?
> Unless there was a previous attempt that I'm unaware of, forums are a new
> idea for L4C. Let's see where they lead.
This is not the first time this idea has been discussed. When it was
discussed previously - not long ago, mind you - some people asked for the
same thing, to have the forum posts sent to the listserv. Now that Linc
went and setup the forum, people find it amazing that anyone wants something
different. Again, no one is opposing the idea of setting up a forum. We
just want to be able to stick with e-mail at our option.
Might it not be in danger of diluting the already very small community we
> > have here. This list already has so few members and active posters that it's
> > long-term viability could be questioned.
> Unless I'm greatly mistaken, everyone here is devout Christian who came
> here because they wish to get involved in technology in some fashion or
> another. If the community can't stand behind Linc as he works hard to
> improve the community, then it's not much of a community. Patience and
> Longsuffering are fruits of the spirit, and are not required in any great
> quantity here. Let's allow Linc to do his work, and keep a positive attitude
> toward the process.
It seems that, because some prefer to stick with e-mail, they are presumed
to have a negative attitude. That's inaccurate. No one criticized Linc.
No one has criticized his rationale, or any of that. They/we have asked one
simple thing - post forum messages to the listserv. That may take time to
implement, and speaking for myself, I am willing to give it time.
I hope this helps clear up the issues.
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