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Re: Mailing-List/Forum Participation to W3C Specifications‏

From: Axel Dahmen <w3c_ways@zoho.com>
Date: Sun, 02 May 2010 04:51:02 -0700
To: <ij@w3.org>
Cc: <site-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <12858daf0ab.-7934052697585986965.-8808127109258245141@zoho.com>
Hello, Ian,

thanks a bunch for considering my proposal.

I understand that this isn't something that can be initiated and budget/manpower being allocated for it right away. Nonetheless, thanks a lot for taking my proposal into consideration.

Cheers,
Axel Dahmen




---- Am Do, 29 Apr 2010 05:40:18 -0700 Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> schrieb ---- 

>On 29 Apr 2010, at 1:13 AM, Axel Dahmen wrote: 
> 
>> To whom it may concern, 
>> 
>> I'd like to suggest to replace the current mailing-list way of 
>> participation by a W3C forum server. 
> 
>Hi Axel, 
> 
>Thank you for the suggestion. I will forward to my systems team 
>colleagues. We are looking at broader use of forums for some of the 
>reasons you site. Please note that I don't have any time frame for this. 
> 
> _ Ian 
> 
>> 
>> 
>> Using mailing lists has so many drawbacks that it seems archaic to 
>> cherish them: 
>> 
>>     • Mailing list e-mails flood the user's inbox 
>>     • Mailing list e-mails get lost in Junk folders 
>>     • Mailing list e-mails don't provide conversation context 
>>     • Mailing list e-mails can't be moderated 
>>     • Mailing list e-mails can't be voted for 
>>     • Mailing list e-mails can't be systematically searched for 
>> 
>> 
>> In contrast to this, forums provide loads of advantages: 
>> 
>>     • Forums can be structured 
>>     • Forum topics can be grouped 
>>     • Forum topics can be moderated 
>>     • Forum topics can be voted for 
>>     • Forum topics provide message threading and conversation flow 
>>     • Forum topics can be searched for 
>>     • Forum topics are easily archived 
>>     • Forum topics provide e-mail notification to contributors 
>>     • Forum topics provide user/usage statistics 
>>     • Forum topics can be reconsidered 
>> 
>> 
>> Concluding, I strongly suggest to revise replacing the current 
>> clumsy mailing list approach by a modern forum approach. 
>> 
>> Yours, sincerely, 
>> Axel Dahmen 
>> www.axeldahmen.de 
> 
>-- 
>Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org) http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/ 
>Tel: +1 718 260 9447
>
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