[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? ;-)
On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 14:27:38 -0700, Ammon Johnson
> 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
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> ~~~ Ammon ~~~
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