On Mon, Mar 31, 2003 at 12:52:43AM -0800, Seth Brundle wrote:
> I really hate mailing lists - they are dinosaurs for this type of thing.
I really hate on-line forums. They're difficult to track because I
must remember visit them daily. And I can't use them while
disconnected. With e-mail, I download it all in one shot and read it
anywhere. I can write responses, queue them up, and send 'em when I
have a connection.
> A web discussion board is a much more powerful and flexible tool for
> this type of community.
Hmm. E-mail has been around for a long, long time. I'm skeptical of
> Thread tracking, archiving, searching
E-mail gives you all of those.
> dont have to download 50 emails a day just to monitor a couple
> threads...cmon its 2003!
That sounds like a problem with your choice of mail tools, unless I'm
mis-understanding your gripe.
> Cant we convert this into a discussion board or better yet just make
> the usenet group mirror postable from google groups?
I believe there is already a read-only NNTP mirror of this group.
> There are 4 lists like this one where I have to continuously
> subscribe and unsubscribe throughout the year when I want to
Why must you subscribe and unsubscribe to participate? There's no
membership requirement to post here. And you can always read the
messages on-line. There are at least 2 web archives of this group.
You've seen those, right? I know that Google has.
> Also emails get mirrored on google groups for convenient spam
> harvesting - its really a pain in the butt.
How would using a web forum help that?
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