<div><span class="gmail_quote">On 7/20/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Joe Pfeiffer</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="PADDING-LEFT: 1ex; MARGIN: 0px 0px 0px 0.8ex; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid">Jeff Rush writes:<br>><br>>Mailing lists aren't exactly fading away, and many people dislike forums. In
<br>>this case, it won't help if those with questions i.e. users flock to the<br>>forums, if those with the answers, the more core developers use mailing lists.<br>>You'll need community concensus, or a team to copy material between the two
<br>>discussion arenas, similiar to how we have people who have stepped forward<br>>(thanks!) who clip useful stuff from the lists and put it on the wiki.<br><br>Since you've brought this up -- I'm one who definitely prefers the
<br>dynamic of the mailling list over forums. And with some people<br>harvesting information as it goes by and putting it in the wiki, it<br>really seems like the best of all worlds.</blockquote>
<div>I am still having a hard time understanding why we can't have both. For me I am fine using the mailing list and wiki, I think they offer more flexibuility and scalibuility, but I also enjoy using forums. I know a lot of non-technical people who feel comfortable using forums. I have tried and tried to get my wife to use a wiki. I can't for the life of me get her to want to go to a wiki, but she uses forums all day long. I think for right now a wiki and mailing list coupled with IRC is a good team for developers. I think for the basic user it won't cut it. Really how many non-technical users do you know use a mailing list, wiki, or IRC? Seriously I know so many more people that use Forums. And I don't understand why we can't have both. I really don't see the problem so if someone could explain why not having a forum would be advantageous and not just personal preferance I am all ears, because I could list a lot of reasons why forums could be advantageous.
</div><br> </div>P.S.- Sorry for sending this directly to you joe. I keep forgetting to add the community when I reply.