[REBOL] Re: Forum Name
From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 7-Jan-2004 12:22
> > I am currently creating a index page for rebol-help and will instal
> > on reboltalk as soon as the domain resolves.
Does it have easy option to send email when posts are replied to?
creativecow.net 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. In fact
in terms of getting questions answered it beats email, AltMe or even
newsgroups. The email which arrives contains the answer plus hyperlink tot
the message thread, so no browsing time wasted.
So simple and effective. I wish they all had this. Most of us probably
participate in many topic forums, subscribe to mailing lists and have lives
and work and $pam. A bonus of the "notify me" mechanism is that as the forum
generates more traffic, becomes more successful, it makes no difference to
getting answers. If you go away for some time there is a better chance of
quickly returning to the point at hand. If someone has a complex problem and
later revisits that thread with a new solution or a newcomer finds it via
search then they too can add easily to and old thread.
Et voila you may get a very pertinent email even if the thread is old.
Forums, newgroups, mailing lists, AltMe are all time-biased. But many
problems are not. So very important, especially for beginners or anyone not
bale to keep up with the flow to have this notify option, supported by a
good search tool.
Another nice feature on Creative cow is that there are alliterative ways to
display the forum message threads. This includes a smooth scrolling one for
any given thread which avoids the very tedious need to keep clicking and
sending http request back to the server just to read the next message. Just
click on the
little green "T" icon at the head of any thread to se what I am talking
They also change text color to indicate message read, and there is an option
to select that for all messages in a thread.