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[REBOL] Re: Altme: how to find groups

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 17-Jun-2003 23:53

Hi Mat, MB> I can't list or join any other worlds though. That's the idea. Worlds are safe; only those you invite can get in. It's not meant to be an ML replacement. It's a different kind of tool. As Reichart has said, people may set up a world for a single conversation and then throw it away. You may also set up a world to last a long time. You might even use it as a lightweight information manager that lets you get at data from anywhere. MB> So far it looks like a nifty toy but I'm really just not getting MB> why on earth it's a good idea to have moved the mailing list MB> discussion onto this RT didn't move the mailing list onto AltME; it's just this self-organizing system reorganizing itself. It came; we saw; a number of us now do both. Carl only wanted to let people know that it's quieter here now because there is another channel that is active, and where lots of ML members spend some of their time now. MB> - especially when there's no actual procedure to 'join' and participate. It's not an official channel, but you are going through the informal procedure now. :) MB> Looks like a nice demonstration of Rebol but pretty much useless to MB> actually serve as an interactive forum in my view. Unless there's MB> loads of hidden complexity that I'm just not seeing,... I don't know why you'd want more complexity, but I find it far from useless. You can often get an answer in short order, if not always real time. It's a *wonderful* interactive forum IMO. On the ML, you don't have named groups, or private messages, or checklists, or user information, or alerts, or single click copying of messages, or real-time response. Just my 2 cents. MB> Isn't SMTP with auth really quite a useful thing these days? Has no MB> one else tackled this? I really don't want to have to write an SMTP MB> sending function just to do this. If someone needs it, someone will write it. I needed it for one account a while back, and Scott Jones's version worked great for me. I haven't heard of any other implementations, but maybe someone will chime in with one. -- Gregg