Mailing List Archive: 49091 messages
  • Home
  • Script library
  • AltME Archive
  • Mailing list
  • Articles Index
  • Site search
 

[REBOL] Re: Why not forget about AltMe and Rebolist and use RebolTalk instead???

From: ammon:johnson:gmai:l at: 5-Jan-2005 14:28

Don't you hate it when you click the wrong button? ;-) Enjoy!! ~~Ammon ;~> On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 14:27:38 -0700, Ammon Johnson <[ammon--johnson--gmail--com]> wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 21:24:04 +0100, Andreas Bolka <[andreas--bolka--gmx--net]> wrote: > > > > > > Tuesday, January 4, 2005, 8:56:00 PM, Arie wrote: > > > > > Since RebolTalk is up and running, why not choose it as THE means of > > > communication? > > > > the general problem i have with a forum, is that keeping up with what > > goes on in a forum is an awfully tedius task. my email client supports > > me well in keeping up with loads of mailing lists whereas i only > > manage to keep up with not even a handful of web-based forums. > > > > a forum without RSS support is - to me, personally - an utterly > > useless forum. even with rss, the ability to quickly scan new forum > > content is hindered by typical forum constraints and usage patterns. > > > > search facilities are limited, compared to what i can to with my local > > mbox. generally, external access to the data is rather limited. > > > > when considering the exposure to the "public web", a forum certainly > > wins over AltMe, but so does a mail list with a public archive (like > > the excellent ml archive at rebol.net). > > > > entry barriers to a web-based forum are typically much higher compared > > to a mailing list. on a ml i only have to find out how to subscribe, > > then i have standard email. there is no such standard with all the > > various forum software out there (although it most likely always boils > > down to a textarea :) > > > > and heck, i even say that while i'm co-author of a web-based > > application (Vanilla, a wiki) that is often mistaken to be a "forum" > > of some kind ;) well, public wikis have their own characteristics, but > > i'm not an enemy of the html-based web or textareas all together ;) > > > > finally, a suggestion: get the problems with the mailing list fixed or > > even better: completely migrate the mailing list to some professional > > hoster somewhere (e.g. at an ISP of reboltech's choice). > > > > -- > > Best regards, > > Andreas > > > > > > -- > > To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to rebol-request > > at rebol.com with unsubscribe as the subject. > > > > > > -- > Enjoy!! > ~~~ Ammon ~~~ > ~ Sui Generis ~ > ~~~~ ;~> ~~~~ >
-- Enjoy!! ~~~ Ammon ~~~ ~ Sui Generis ~ ~~~~ ;~> ~~~~