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[REBOL] Re: web forum

From: tim-johnsons:web at: 21-Jan-2010 13:08

* Graham Chiu <> [100121 10:49]:
> Hi Gregg > > Yes, it is down still so that's the reason I created this board. > > On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 7:40 AM, Gregg Irwin <> wrote: > > > > Hi Graham, > > > > GC> For those who have need of a web forum, I have created one for REBOL > > > > GC> > > > > Looks nice Graham. Is REBOLTalk still down? I haven't been there in a > > while, and can't get in right now.
Here is my two cents worth, for what that is worth: I feel that it is not a good thing for the rebol online community to have multiple portals. The rebol community is such a small community that have more than one "meeting place" just diffuses us further. For my situtation, altme has not worked for me for years, because my linux platform has not supported altme, and furthermore, I've not found altme a good medium for code exchange, although I guess it functions as a "chat room" and many 'rebolers may like it for that reason. There has been considerable discussion in the last few months, both on and off of this ML about my offer of hosting the Mailing List on my server, which I lease from cniweb. The problem has been: 1)Carl has wanted to keep contiguous message IDs 2)The leasor of my server has told me that he would need to charge for his time to meet Carl's expecations *unless* he be given time to research the issue at his leisure and leisure has been in short supply for him lately. And of course, the current listserv has had frequent outages over the years.... My medium of choice is actually an online forum. It is very good for code exchange, one can edit one's own posts. Categorization is available, etc. I think we should consider making Graham's site the "meeting place" for the rebol community. Consider this message to be one vote in favor. Hopefully I'm not making more work for Graham. :) regards -- Tim