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[REBOL] Re: Mailinglist Advantage

From: jasonic::nomadics::org at: 17-Mar-2007 1:20

- Threading - Folding - Tagging [Linking & Markup] - Graphics - Global Search Usenet and decent email software showed us all loong ago that message threading is essential. Folding likewise --people need to expand and collapse sections Tagging [Linking & Markup] -- so people can caption, quote, identify thread discussions and relevant sections of them [see *purple numbers* as a nifty transclusion inspired quoting method] Graphics -- for crying out loud, how is one supposed to discuss user interfaces, widgets and a building new better GUI meta-system if you can;t even put graphics in line ?? Global Search -- and if AltME was hooked into accessibility idea instead of half baked stealth, rebol would and could be much easier to research and learn via Google etc. Like MANY applications AltMe is missing almost all the above.. what a pity. So much Rebol knowledge and interesting ideas flowing through, but lost effectively to anyone who was not participating at that time. The whole point of the internet is that it empowers people because when needed communication scales across time place and context. Hope it AltME is fixed soon. Yes live chat-based discussion is very useful.. but why not engineer it to be useful later? For example hook it up something like Chirga Mehta's Tagline Generator Why doesn't AltME PUBLISH to web in modern way -- 2007 style subscribable as RSS feed with a neat plug in? Why doesn't AltMe merge EasyViD so that Rebol code in line can be rendered? Why doesn't AltME use a page/book/tab metaphor like easy vide to allow one build REBOL projects - demos discussion and structure in one? Why doesn't AltME really show off what Rebol can do? One reason has to be that Rebol can't do easily things like folding trees, or threading. The GUI toolkits aren't really there yet. Never mind, Adobe Apollo, Flex and Connect are converging this summer and then we are going to see an explosion of cool cross-platform WEB-savvy collaboration apps which show what AltME coulda would shoulda been.. Is it too late? Jason