Forums Page?

michael at michael at
Tue Feb 20 19:17:04 CET 2007

On Tue, 20 Feb 2007, Joe Pfeiffer wrote:

> mathew davis writes:
>> Hi I am kind of new to mailing lists so forgive me if I am steping on
>> anyones toes.
>> I am used to working with forums more than mailing lists and find them to be
>> a little easier for newcomers to work with than mailing lists.  Is there a
>> plan for a forum?  I think that it may not be as important to have a forum
>> now as it will say when the phone is released and there will be a lot more
>> people trying to find more organized data.  I have given this just a little
>> thought and some input from more experianced people would be welcome.  Here
>> is the layout that I have though could work.
> <snip specifics>
> FWIW, I don't find forums any more useable than mailling lists.  On
> the other hand, wikis seem to end up with lots of the sort of thing
> you're asking for, and are somewhat "self-organizing."  There is a
> wiki for openmoko, at
> which seems to have a lot of what you're looking for (a lot of the
> discussion on the various mailling lists seems to end up getting
> distilled into wiki articles).

It's interesting to note that most youngsters seem to prefer forums, and most
of us old-timers (IIRC you're my age, Joe) prefer mailing lists. I wonder why
that is?


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