I am with you jeremy... Web based discussion boards are horrible. I never remember to go
daily. I can write my responses to this on the train and send them when I get to my desk.
>> 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
>> this claim.
>> > 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
>> > participate.
>> 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?
>> Jeremy D. Zawodny | Perl, Web, MySQL, Linux Magazine, Yahoo!
>> <Jeremy@stripped> | http://jeremy.zawodny.com/
>> MySQL 4.0.8: up 55 days, processed 1,882,414,788 queries (389/sec. avg)
>> MySQL General Mailing List
>> For list archives: http://lists.mysql.com/mysql
>> To unsubscribe: