[REBOL] Re: IOS Developer Server and eScribe?
From: greggirwin::mindspring::com at: 22-Oct-2002 15:13
<< 1. To get the useful code segments and questions and answers discussed in
the IOS semi-private forum. Do any users of both resources also think this
would be desirable or even doable? >>
While that could be useful in some cases, you would have to make it a manual
process and get clearance before publicizing anything. I know there are
things that *I* post to IOS that I intentionally don't post to the ML or the
script library, and I know there are things that RT brings up there that
they don't post here.
Graham Chiu actually did a little thing that imported ML messages to
Conference but this ML is fairly active sometimes, and it didn't seem to fit
well with Conference. Also, if there were a direct link between the two, the
volume would skyrocket because the IM approach naturally leads to a much
more fine-grained, interactive style of messaging.
Rather than an IOS reblet, I've thought about a special-purpose "Mail List"
email client. Let it poll an email address you use just for mailing lists
and use it's own file/mailbox/database system. Give it those features that
you really want for managing ML messages (don't treat "RE:"+<subject> as
separate thread from <subject>, thread management and archiving,
bookmarking, auto-filtering rules based on source address, etc). Basically a
newsgroup reader for POMLs (Plain Old Mailing Lists).