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

From: premshree:pillai:gma:il at: 6-Jan-2005 3:29

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.
Heh, you just echoed _exactly_ my concerns (http://mail.rebol.net/cgi-bin/mail-list.r?msg=37658). :) So two vetoes against forums. :)
> 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).
I'm all for the ML, and all that is needed (I know it may not be a small problem, but it is not that major an issue) is a fix.
> -- > Best regards, > Andreas > > -- > To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to rebol-request > at rebol.com with unsubscribe as the subject. >
-- Premshree Pillai http://www.livejournal.com/~premshree