community Digest, Vol 36, Issue 45
krikstone at cox.net
Fri Jul 20 18:55:09 CEST 2007
"7. Most everything else can be designed by taking dumb and going 5
steps below that for a public launch. "
IRC and mailing lists will not cut it for the target market public
launch. The only reason I care about the general public is that their
acceptance is the only way more neo's will be made.
The social jab was unnecessary and uncalled for.
Jonathon Suggs wrote:
> Andy Powell wrote:
>> On Thursday 19 July 2007 23:39, Steven ** wrote:
>>> Is that searchable? Is it threaded? Will there be someone on 24/7
>>> that is
>>> knowledgable and helpful?
>>> I understand that some people love IRC and mailing lists. But users
>>> to search and ask questions in a forum, not on a mailing list and
>>> IRC. I
>>> think it's about time for some forums.
>> Those were never specified as requirements at all. What they asked
>> for was somewhere they could ask questions without "spamming the
>> list" - irc is perfect for those little questions.
> IRC is great for technical people to ask quick little questions
> without "spamming the list". However, IRC is not an option for those
> less-technical. Basically, if they can't get the information they are
> looking for using their browser and ONLY their browser, then they will
> NOT find what they are looking for...
> IRC and mailing lists have their uses, but so do forums. I honestly
> don't understand the resistance to the idea of a forum. Other than
> people being so closed minded and elitist that they can't understand
> how people are soo stupid not to have know the answer to the question
> So if anything, hopefully those people (who are the people who give
> FOSS a bad rep) will stick to IRC and mailing lists, and people that
> can actually perform social interaction can help people out in the
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