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[REBOL] Re: Why not forget about AltMe and Rebolist and use RebolTalk instead???

From: andreas:bolka:gmx at: 5-Jan-2005 21:24

Tuesday, January 4, 2005, 8:56:00 PM, Arie wrote:
> Since RebolTalk is up and running, why not choose it as THE means of > communication?
the general problem i have with a forum, is that keeping up with what goes on in a forum is an awfully tedius task. my email client supports me well in keeping up with loads of mailing lists whereas i only manage to keep up with not even a handful of web-based forums. a forum without RSS support is - to me, personally - an utterly useless forum. even with rss, the ability to quickly scan new forum content is hindered by typical forum constraints and usage patterns. search facilities are limited, compared to what i can to with my local mbox. generally, external access to the data is rather limited. when considering the exposure to the "public web", a forum certainly wins over AltMe, but so does a mail list with a public archive (like the excellent ml archive at entry barriers to a web-based forum are typically much higher compared to a mailing list. on a ml i only have to find out how to subscribe, then i have standard email. there is no such standard with all the various forum software out there (although it most likely always boils down to a textarea :) and heck, i even say that while i'm co-author of a web-based application (Vanilla, a wiki) that is often mistaken to be a "forum" of some kind ;) well, public wikis have their own characteristics, but i'm not an enemy of the html-based web or textareas all together ;) finally, a suggestion: get the problems with the mailing list fixed or even better: completely migrate the mailing list to some professional hoster somewhere (e.g. at an ISP of reboltech's choice). -- Best regards, Andreas