[OpenIndiana-discuss] Help with website
Gabriel de la Cruz
gabriel.delacruz at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 07:50:29 UTC 2011
What about the passionate fights? If we move to a forum we are going
to miss them. :P
This list became part of life alrready.
I kind of like this.
On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 9:51 AM, Richard L. Hamilton <rlhamil at smart.net> wrote:
> 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.
> 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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