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From: Måns Rullgård (mansmansr.com)
Date: Wed Jan 14 2009 - 17:03:04 CST
Marco Benton <marcoxssnet.com> writes:
> Måns Rullgård wrote:
>> "Matt Turner" <mattst88gmail.com> writes:
>>> On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 5:46 AM, Tobias Klausmann <klausmangentoo.org> wrote:
>>>> (apologies for incoherent rambling, I have a nasty case of flu and
>>>> am not at my best, intelligence-wise)
>>>> I don'treally like forums. Their overhead for posting/reading and
>>>> the usually abysmal user interface keep me from wanting to use
>>>> them. That said, if they're indexable properly, you can search
>>>> using google. Still wouldn't want to write or regularly read
>>>> As for mailing lists: love 'em if they have a properly indexed
>>>> archive. This mailing list here, however, has a disadvantage: its
>>>> domain name. I can imagine people not subscribing because it is
>>>> Fedora/RHEL only.
>>>> c.o.l.a has a disadvantage: some people don't even know News and
>>>> quite of the geeks I know don't like News because they think it's
>>>> all flames and spam (and let's face it: there *are* groups which
>>>> fit that description).
>>>> That'show I see it.
>>> So it looks like most people who use mailing lists would rather use
>>> existing mailing lists than forums. Surprise. :)
>>> I wonder how many people I'm not reaching?
>>> Maybe the thing to do is to put more emphasis on comp.os.linux.alpha?
>>> It can be read as a mailing list and also as a forum (through Google
>>> Groups). How would this be?
>> If that keeps the web aficionados happy, fine by me as long it
>> result in a sudden influx of badly formatted (top-posts, html, etc)
> Allowing l-users from Google Groups would do just that!
> top-posting, HTML, etc and total n00b questions.
Well, posting through google to cola is already possible. Hopefully
those still using Alphas have more of a clue than the average web
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