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Re: Forums

From: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 18:55:26 +0000
Message-ID: <CAMCRKi+Pdiwzg6tF=D5OUY0vLrzJtUzT2Th4r2j4+U2pBOc=Og@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
@Boris

Isn't that a false arguemnt, in two ways?

1) You can't participate ina discussion offline because you can at
best only author a comment on what may be old thread content. You're
not tlaking to anyone, you're composing messages to old content.

2) Is it really a big use case for people using the lists that they
are disconnected from the internet whilst doing www-style work?
Seriously? I can only believe it's a tiny minority of cases where that
is true, and the work-around of "offline" is subject to the problems
of 1.

Get the same benefit by subscribing to forum RSS and having that pull
down to a reader on your machine.

There is nothing that email is doing that a forum can not also do. Better.



On 5 January 2012 18:40, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> On 1/5/12 1:31 PM, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>>
>> Another example of email-list problem : I want to share the discussion
>> publicly on Twitter. Nowhere im my mail client is there a URL I can
>> copy and paste to share the discussion.
>
>
> It would be quite possible for the list distribution software to add such a
> link at the bottom of the mail.  Plenty of mailing lists are set up that
> way.
>
> Now please get back to me when you have a forum where I can search the
> discussions I participated in while I'm offline.
>
> -Boris
>
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