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[REBOL] Re: Mailinglist Advantage

From: moliad:gmai:l at: 16-Mar-2007 9:27

hi all, well, I always was in favor of the ML over altme in the begining, but altme also is very usefull, for getting results, now. The ML is good for far reaching questions... but its also very cold and anonymous most people are just reading... a select few post, cause no one knows who is there and many dare not post for various reasons. also, replying to a mail is not the same than chatting... its easier to focus on a problem when you chat. on mail, you have to suppose, assume, etc. and speaking off topic, is well, bad netiquette. Altme and any chat/forum tool become warm and fuzzy and really create a sense of community. you log on and paf... you start chatting, keeping in touch, ask a question and can resolve the problem in real time with the various people on line. with altme, I usually get an answer in 1 hour, on the ML I usually get an answer within a few days... I know Reichart will use this to promote Qtask ;-) but I hate web apps... no matter how optmised they are... they are still always slow to start or run or refresh, etc... and they scale down when a lot of people are sharing a net connection... its painfull. I also need to have my net on all the time, which is not always feasible for me. I understand how the proxy issue is also an issue for many on altme... so its a tough decision in this point... both have merits. If altme had a web view and qtask had a standalone browser offline... either would be perfect (for me). I always wondered why RT never put up all public channels via free IOS servers... atm we would have hundreds of reblets for IOS as the public would be doing stuff... now its an obscure (almost dead) platform for the few and lucky. -MAx On 3/16/07, Ed O'Connor <> wrote: