OK, the forum is coming..

Daniel Robinson dgrobinson at dgrobinson.com
Tue Jul 24 02:08:32 CEST 2007

I already use my browser to read my email.  I use Gmail to handle the mail
from my domain.  I can read it at home, at the coffee house or at my day

The argument that you have to start your browser seems thin to me.  What is
a mail reader if not an application as complex as a browser?

A forum allows the _writer_ to sort the posting.  I have yet to find an
email filtering program that does works in a more than rudimentary fashion.
A forum can be searched for keywords in much the same way that an email list
can be searched.

Posts stay on a forum.  Much of the email on this list goes into the bit
bucket for me.  Advertising?  Marketing?  We don't have a working phone yet.


On 7/23/07, wim delvaux <wim.delvaux at adaptiveplanet.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 24 July 2007 00:06:55 Mickael Faivre-Macon wrote:
> > Maybe you're right, and the whole point is here: mailing lists are for
> > geeks and forums are for all other people. We should then have a web
> > based forum.
> Are you sure ? I find personally a mailing is much easier.  You get the
> messages with your regular mail, you can sort them to a special inbox
> folder
> to read them when you have time.  Whereas a forum you need to start your
> web
> browser, generally wade through some pages to get to the location you
> want,
> log on, use some user interface that changes from forum to forum.
> Searching a mailing list is also easy : google or some searchable mail
> archive.
> Adding another channel is counter productive.  Focus all data in one
> location
> and optimize that medium to the max.
> W
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