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[REBOL] Re: Forum Name

From: maximo:meteorstudios at: 7-Jan-2004 13:19

> -----Original Message----- > From: Jason Cunliffe > Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 12:23 PM > To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > Subject: [REBOL] Re: Forum Name > > > > I am currently creating a index page for rebol-help and > will instal > phpbb > > > on reboltalk as soon as the domain resolves. > > Does it have easy option to send email when posts are replied to? > > has a good system. Easy to see threads and > when making a new > post you just check "send me email notice about replies to > this post" or > "any new messages in this thread" > > > > This is rally great - a sensible 'push' technology. One does > not have to > check-in constantly just to see if anyone has answered a > question.
yes, if the forum actually gives mail feedback (on user specified conditions, which includes all posts), then the mail interface strips the tediousness of forums a lot. It also lets me receive all information from all sources (not just rebol, btw) in ONE place. It would be cool if the mail which is sent includes a http link which opens a "post a reply" web page. Then you can use the e-mail to receive and you can submit replies without effort. If that is done, then you might see more email list advocates, at least try out the forum. E-mail works, because its KISS, passive, off-line, its universal and you can SORT and DELETE threads in mail boxes for reference... which is something many people forget... The way now works with notification is really great, cause you have the advanced user-driven , interactive side coupled with email's above strengths. could have been a good place to include a forum... They should put a link to this new forum on their site IMHO. -MAx