[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
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.
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