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RE: Forums

From: Levantovsky, Vladimir <Vladimir.Levantovsky@MonotypeImaging.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 13:59:06 -0500
To: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>, "juancarlospaco@ubuntu.com" <juancarlospaco@ubuntu.com>
CC: Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com <mtanalin@yandex.ru>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7534F85A589E654EB1E44E5CFDC19E3D1189423E57@wob-email-01.agfamonotype.org>
I don't think this is just a "forum vs. email list" question. Tab also mentioned IRC, and I would like to mention that all of these tools including also conference bridge and W3C web tools are integrated into a comprehensive system that allows automatic action item and document comments tracking, call management and many other features. As archaic as they may seem to be, they do wonders sometimes (kudos to those folks who designed them) and replacing just one piece of the puzzle will likely break the rest of the system. I am not sure this would be justified unless the whole system is redesigned (which is a huge undertaking IMHO).

Vlad

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Wilcox [mailto:elvendil@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 1:37 PM
> To: juancarlospaco@ubuntu.com
> Cc: Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com; www-style@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Forums
> 
> @Tab
> 
> "Because we always have" is not good enough. Sorry, I'm wading in here
> with my newbie boots, but do you realise how incredibly off-putting
> the technology and systems the W3C use for communication are to people
> wanting to get involved?
> 
> Even for people as passionate and committed as me, it's an incredible
> battle to get involved. I don't think it's a good argument to keep the
> status quo that "it works for now". Horses worked fine too, but we
> invented the car because it was better. The rest of the web are
> driving cars and the W3C is sitting in it's horse-drawn-carriage
> causing irritation with the general population who are sharing the
> same roads and wondering what's going on.
> 
> The 'friendly on phone' thing is a false argument. Get a forum theme
> that's light-weight. Done. I also don't think that one specific and
> rare use case is much of an argument to hold back what would be a
> massive improvement for the majority of use cases.

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