Why not use forum?

Lally Singh lally.singh at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 19:10:24 CEST 2008

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 12:07 PM, Pawel Kowalak <viru at bzimage.us> wrote:
> On 2008-06-12, at 17:30, Leonti Bielski wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I was wondering - why are we not using forum for community?
>> It's much  better to view, you can subscribe and unsubscribe to the
>> topics you want and etc.
> For me, mailing list is much better to view, filter, read off-line,
> quick download etc. etc. For admins, mailing list is much easier to
> maintain (no buggy, crappy phpBB, etc.).
>> Personally I don't like mailing list because it's not that comfortable
>> and I can see no advatages of using mailing list instead of forum?
> Personally I see no advantages of web forums ;)

Well, it's a more reliable method to isolate threads from each other.
For example, the whole "PANIC! iPhone is $200!" thread is listed as a
dozen or more threads in gmail right now.

H. Lally Singh
Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science
Virginia Tech

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