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From:Jennifer Goodie Date:March 31 2003 11:55pm
Subject:RE: Could we make this a web discussion forum?
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Just my two cents

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Seth Brundle [mailto:brundlefly76@stripped]
> Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 3:29 PM
> To: David Brodbeck; mysql@stripped
> Subject: Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?
>
>
> > > I really hate on-line forums.  They're difficult to track because I
> > > must remember visit them daily.
> >
> > Agreed.  I don't need yet another web page to keep track of.  I
> prefer to
> > let my mail reader thread up the messages on this list, then I browse
> > through every now and then and delete everything with a subject that
> doesn't
> > look interesting.  It's much more convenient than a web forum, and much
> > faster too, because
>
> Email lists are essentially push technology.
> It assumes that becuase you are interested in something, you are
> insterested
> in it every day.
> There is absolutely no information that I need pushed to me every day.
> If I want it, i will go there and participate.

So don't subscribe to the list, check one of the many online archives when
you feel like checking them (I like http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/ ).  I like
getting posts in my email box, that is why I subscribed the the mailing
list, to get them as email.  If it were a web forum I would have to wait for
everyone to check the forum after I posted my question, then check back
after they had checked in order to get replies.  This way, people get my
question immediately and the answers come to me immediately.

> Think of it this way - lets say you use 1,000 pieces of software over the
> course of the year - this is easy to imagine if you consider ls(1) to be a
> piece of software. Its pretty easy to imagine how impossible it
> would be to
> maintain subscription to 1,000 mailing lists (I get annoyed with 10!).
>
So only subscribe to the ones that interest you.  I have Microsoft Office
installed on my computer but I am not on any Microsoft lists, because I
don't care to be.

> So what makes MySQL so special?

I am interested in it so I thought it was special enough to sign up for the
list, if you don't, don't.
>
> > I don't have to wait for some remote, overloaded server
> > to respond.
>
> I dont understand this one at all.

The amount of people on the list checking a single website constantly
(messages come in all day long, you'd have to check often, even more
frequently if you were waiting for an answer) would probably overload a
webserver and make it slow to respond.  The amount of hardware you'd have to
throw at it would be a lot more than required to run a mailing list.


Thread
Could we make this a web discussion forum?Seth Brundle31 Mar
  • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?B. van Ouwerkerk31 Mar
    • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?Seth Brundle1 Apr
  • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?Jeremy Zawodny31 Mar
  • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?gerald_clark31 Mar
  • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?Seth Brundle31 Mar
    • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?Dan Nelson31 Mar
    • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?B. van Ouwerkerk1 Apr
    • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?Jeremy Zawodny1 Apr
      • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?David T-G1 Apr
  • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?Seth Brundle1 Apr
  • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?Seth Brundle5 Apr
re[2]: Could we make this a web discussion forum?Richard Morton31 Mar
RE: Could we make this a web discussion forum?David Brodbeck31 Mar
  • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?Seth Brundle1 Apr
    • RE: Could we make this a web discussion forum?Jennifer Goodie1 Apr
  • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?Seth Brundle1 Apr
  • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?Martin Gainty1 Apr
    • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?miguel solorzano1 Apr
  • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?Martin Gainty1 Apr
RE: Could we make this a web discussion forum?David Brodbeck31 Mar
  • Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?Michael T. Babcock2 Apr
RE: Could we make this a web discussion forum?John Griffin31 Mar
  • RE: Could we make this a web discussion forum?Damien COLA31 Mar
RE: Could we make this a web discussion forum?David Brodbeck1 Apr
RE: Could we make this a web discussion forum?David Brodbeck1 Apr
RE: Could we make this a web discussion forum?David Brodbeck1 Apr