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

From: premshree:pillai:gmai:l at: 6-Jan-2005 0:09

Hi, all, Mail lists _are_ a thing of the past, agreed -- but somehow I think it's much better than having a forum. My reasons follow: * Forums are good when you have a small group of people. Sure, the number of REBOL users may not be huge, but REBOL is new, we need to grow it by way of active discussions, marketing, etc. * The Rebol-talk forum has way too many discussion topics. This is particularly bad for a person who is relatively new to Rebol. He might end up posting all his queries at the 'newbie' discussion, when he probably could've posted it to a more focussed forum. * Another problem with having such web-based forums is that it's a major pain to keep track of all the posts in the forum (they don't have RSS/Atom feeds that one could subscribe to) -- on a mailing list, I can see the subject, then decide whether I want to see the whole post, and stuff like that. * The forum -- Invision Power Board -- doesn't have threaded discussion. Now, this is _bad_. It's a pain to quote everytime I want to post a reply. In conclusion I would say that forums are rather immature as a means of discussion for something like REBOL -- something that needs to grow, and has the potential to. Yes, there have been issues with the ml, but surely *something* can be done about it? I am all for the mailing list. On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 10:27:51 -0800, carl-rebol.net <carl-rebol.net> wrote:
> This is a very good question, and I'm glad you ask it. I have also been thinking a lot about it over the last year. > > First, in defense of AltME: it DID NOT crash. The Linux hard disk crashed. AltME is an extremely stable and trustworthy product, even as a 1.0 product. > > AltME is great for PRIVATE discussions, but what we want to see (and what new users want to read) are PUBLIC discussions. > > Please read my public statement about this topic on http://www.rebol.net/cgi-bin/blog.r?view=0089 > > Then, let's figure out a solution and make it happen! Maybe its REBOL Talk, maybe not. I don't know. This is a community. We need to decide this together. > > -Carl > -- > 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