Why not use forum?
bburdette at comcast.net
Thu Jun 12 23:33:37 CEST 2008
>> 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.).
I wouldn't say mailing lists are entirely bug free - witness the
duplicate messages I regularly delete out of my openmoko folder on a
for me some advantages of forums:
- far easier to set up and use, no filters and etc.
- far less distracting, with no emails coming in every 5 secs for every
- don't have to download 1 million emails onto all my machines that I
use thunderbird on.
+1 for forums from me.
or, why not usenet?? what's wrong with newsgroups? I don't understand
why people prefer mailing lists to newsgroups.
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