[OpenIndiana-discuss] Help with website
Josef 'Jeff' Sipek
jeffpc at josefsipek.net
Sun Oct 9 01:49:45 UTC 2011
On Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 06:35:57PM -0600, LinuxBSDos.com wrote:
> >> As Bernd Helber remarked, forums can play a significant role in Linux
> >> distributions, as they allow users to "have conversations". It would be
> >> great if an initiative to create one for OI could be started.
> > I agree that forums are more user-friendly when you're searching for
> > an answer that already exists. However, I find mailing lists easier to
> > interact with and reply to on a regular basis. I think the reason the
> > OpenSolaris forums worked so well is that each forum also had a
> > mailing list bridged with it, so you got the best of both worlds (easy
> > search and easy participation). My request would be the the mailing
> > lists not be dumped in favor of forums, but rather set up as another
> > way of participating with the forums.
> I didn't call for abandoning the mailing list, rather for setting up
> something that is more community-oriented.
> So, who's gonna make the decision?
I think that having a bridge between the two would be great. Either way, we
could set up some experimental thing and see if it works.
All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the
parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you
can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not
use a hammer.
— IBM Manual, 1925
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