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From:David T-G Date:April 1 2003 6:15pm
Subject:Re: Could we make this a web discussion forum?
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Jeremy, et al --

...and then Jeremy Zawodny said...
% 
% On Mon, Mar 31, 2003 at 11:37:47AM -0800, Seth Brundle wrote:
% > First people, please dont get all angry about my suggestion...please hear me
% > out...

I admit that I was one of those to bristle when I read your first post in
the thread, and was very happy to see others smack down the idea :-)
Your later comment that mail and news would be nice is right up my alley;
I'm all in favor of that, just like the perl.com lists.

In case there's still any question, I would loudly bewail the
disappearance of this list ("make this a web discussion forum") and would
never visit a web site or even a newsgroup.


% 
...
% > Unless you have the entire history of the mailing list downloaded to
% > your mail spool and have a very powerful, feature-rich, and most
% > importatly very fast email search tool, you cant both search
% > archives and post messages with the same piece of software.
% 
% Agreed.  I've yet to see a good mail tool that does it all.  But that
% doesn't mean mailing lists bad.

I guess neither of you have seen mutt with an nntp patch applied ;-)

I think the real problem is that MS Outhouse has taken over much of the
email traffic running today in the hands of 'net newbies, unlike a sane
and simple newsreader (like, say, trn) in the hands of good netizens.
Frankly I long a bit for the days when TOFU was unknown, everyone knew
how to be McQ, and one could either be a dependent leaf or just pull down
your own mail and news to have it locally (web sites aren't typically
meant to be mirrored by the anonymous visitor).


mysql query,
:-D
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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