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[REBOL] Re: Mailinglist Advantage

From: henrik:webz:dk at: 20-Mar-2007 11:01

On 16/03/2007, at 11:44, sqlab wrote:
> I too favour the mail list over AltMe.
In a sense, each group in AltME can be considered a thread, but a realtime chatting program does not lend much to a threading system without becoming rather complex to handle with thousands of threads. I've always hated mailing lists and strongly favour AltME, because it allows much more intensive discussion and I usually get answers very quickly, within seconds or minutes. Perhaps it's because I'm much more used to chatting, rather than the delayed non-realtime messaging system that email is. It also has a lot of potential with attaching information, such as a code snippet repository, checklists, links, integrated calendar, filesharing and you can quickly create private discussion areas with the people of your own choice, but I never understood why the RAMBO bug database access was taken out of AltME! It was far superior to the RAMBO web version. Until the recent downtime, it was the most reliable way for me to communicate with the outside world. It would be a good idea for SafeWorlds to come up with some tools to very quickly move serving from one host to another or at least allow realtime mirroring. I hope Reichart and company are thinking up a good plan for these cases. :-) -- Regards, Henrik Mikael Kristensen