[REBOL] Re: Why no Forum?
From: tim:johnsons-web at: 3-Jan-2004 16:00
* Defiant Mail <[mail--defiantpc--com]> [040103 15:42]:
> I was wondering why a mail list instead of a forum?
> It would make things so much easier just to enter a search than to read through hundreds
of archived mail's
> for a quick answer, furthermore it can send e-mails notifying users of new posts just
like a mail list.
> We have several servers and I imagine others on this list also have the space to host
a forum and
> icon board and phpbb take about 20 seconds to setup, so I ask again why no forum?
> The only forum I have found is in french and it has no language selection for non french
> Any ideas why there are no forums for rebol users?
> Thank's for your time & sorry if that sounded like a rant... -Mj.
There's no disputing taste I guess, but I can roar through
my email using Mutt, and prefer it that way, but there's nothing
wrong with options -- back in the early days of CGI, I use
to build forums for customers....
> A forum is more of a community, better organized and answers for newbs like myself
are readily available.
Yes, I would think a forum does 'model' a community well. In either
case it is important not to 'overload' a thread, but to create a new
one or a new subject as the content changes -
question: can a forum such as you describe above 'mirror' a ML?
Also, isn't forum access speed controlled by bandwidth - since
it is web-based?
I do a lot of reseach with newsgroups and slrn/slrnpull which makes
it exceeding quick to navigate among subject threads, also very
Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>