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[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 users. > > 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 - IMHO - 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 nice. cheers tim -- Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]><