THORPB at uk.ibm.com
Wed Jun 7 04:15:13 EDT 2006
I have to say, I am always _amazed_ about the amount of controversy and, in
some circumstances, vitriol is stirred up by the debate over email vs news
vs forums. Personally, I am a long time forum fan, and a long time user of
emails. I find that they have different uses and different audiences.
You may want to check out http://www.mail2forum.com/wiki/Main_Page which
does exactly what most people appear to want - posts on the forum go to the
mailing list, and posts on the mailing list go to the forum. I'm not sure
if there is a plugin for the current forum yet (not checked), but it's
definitely worth a look.
linux4christians-bounces at thelinuxlink.net wrote on 06/06/2006 20:34:41:
> On 6/6/06, Lincoln Fessenden <l4c at thelinuxlink.net> wrote:
> Samuel Clough wrote:
> > I didn't think about the RSS feed. While I'd vote
> > for the email, the RSS feed makes it less painful
> > if the group consensus is towards forums. A good
> > bit of the point I was getting across is that we
> > need to have one medium so that everybody
> > understands where to post and chat otherwise we
> > will get fragmented. If someone wants to do a
> > temporary trial run and double post to both,
> > that's fine but at some point we need a decision,
> > that's all I'm trying to say. Hope I don't sound
> > negative, I'm not intending to be.
> I don't think things will get fragmented at all. I think that there
> just *may* be some people out there who don't like mailing lists who
> would rather use the forum. As far as that goes, i know there are
> people here who would rather use the email. There are also people who
> want to be a part of both. All those are OK.
> I am not adding a forum to split the existing users, but to give them
> another tool they can use if they like, and also make that tool
> available as a draw to other potential users as well.
> I assumed that. I didn't see it as an either/or proposition.
> Hopefully we can work on automating the posts from the forum to the
> list and vice versa, so those of us who prefer the listserv can
> stay in the loop on the forums as well.
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