[REBOL] Re: Mailinglist Advantage
From: jasonic::nomadics::org at: 17-Mar-2007 1:20
- Tagging [Linking & Markup]
- 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?