[OpenIndiana-discuss] Help with website

Ken Gunderson kgunders at teamcool.net
Sun Oct 9 18:38:56 UTC 2011

On Sun, 2011-10-09 at 02:51 -0400, Richard L. Hamilton 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.
> > 
> > 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.


Sad that newer generation seems to have missed this very useful protocol
- indeed, as some have argued, "the original groupware".

Regards-- Ken Gunderson

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