[OpenIndiana-discuss] Help with website

Richard L. Hamilton rlhamil at smart.net
Sun Oct 9 06:51:13 UTC 2011

On Oct 8, 2011, at 9:49 PM, Josef 'Jeff' Sipek wrote:

> 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.
> Jeff.

I must be old-fashioned, but I find an NNTP server easier than forums (and less junk accumulating on my mail server).  Seamonkey has an adequate reader, although I prefer knews.  Those have nice threading, killfiles, etc.  And they're usually _much_ faster and less problems than a web forum.

A server that does not exchange info with other NNTP servers, and requires a login to post, seems like it would work well enough.

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