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Re: Forums

From: Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 22:22:23 +0400
To: mail@matthewwilcox.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <316011325787743@web16.yandex.ru>
It's definitely makes sense to replace mailing list with a forum. Mailing list is old-school, archaic, and completely unusable form of discussion.

For those who for some reason like mailing lists, the forum could just duplicate all messages to mailing list.

Probably the reason is just that forum could require a time and efforts to be implemented, while mailing-list (while being horrid) just works. But it surely cannot be a reason to use mailing lists forever. Things need to be improved.



05.01.2012, 17:33, "Matthew Wilcox" <elvendil@gmail.com>:
> Has the group considered using Forums instead of the mailing list?
>
> I am having a horrible time trying to get the system to work properly
> with my Gmail account, it keeps resetting itself to send replies from
> my main address which the www-style list doesn't recognise (and so
> doesn't post). Everything is a PITA to find and follow, if you're not
> already involved in a thread it's impossible to look further back in
> time than when you joined. I don't even know why the list is using my
> gmail address because I signed up with my primary address (which Gmail
> also sends with some magic via functionality).
>
> A mailing list seems archaic and (to my mind) a badly implemented
> communication medium for what we're doing. Forums are designed
> expressly for what we're doing here on the list, having numerous
> advantages and being far more useful. I don't get why we're still
> using mail lists. Entropy?
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