community Digest, Vol 36, Issue 45

Tim Knapp duffyd at
Fri Jul 20 09:25:07 CEST 2007

Hello Kero/Jeff et al,

A NZ-grown opensource project that addresses the mailing list VS forum
problem might help here -

It functions a lot like Yahoo Groups and gives people the *option* of
choosing their desired interface, i.e. mail client or web forum.

Just my 2c.

Kind regards,

On Fri, 2007-07-20 at 08:19 +0200, Kero van Gelder 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 expect
> > to search and ask questions in a forum, not on a mailing list and IRC.  I
> > think it's about time for some forums.
> Funny, I expect to ask questions at IRC and search archives.
> and I expect messages to be archived indefinitely, as a mailing list does
> (I've seen many forums that don't, unless you mark "sticky"...)
> Besides, the usabilty of those forums is very clunky compared to a decent
> email client. And if you want a webpage for these things? Use gmail.
> Now, if you like the subforums feature of forums, perhaps the conclusion
> would be that we need more mailing lists. Atm, I doubt that. What would
> be bad is to start a forum with the same scope next to an existing mailing
> list, so we would have two places to search for the same thing.
> Bye,
> Kero.
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