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Re: Forums

From: Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 23:53:31 +0400
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>,www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <325841325793212@web114.yandex.ru>
05.01.2012, 23:26, "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>:
> On 1/5/12 2:19 PM, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>
>> š"To be clear, I absolutely agree on this. šAn archive with
>> šsanerthreading display and whatnot would be a huge step up (and would
>> šlookmuch like a forum, in fact; one you post to by sending a mail)."
>> šSeconded. It would address a fair few issues, including making
>> šthepublic-facing image a lot more friendly. But, to play devils
>> šadvocate:if that makes it much more forum like, why not go the whole
>> šhog?
>
> If you have a forum setup that accepts posts over e-mail, can distribute
> to e-mail subscribers while preserving threading, allows ccs to mail
> addresses, and doesn't require a separate login, then there is no reason
> to not go with it from my point of view.
>
> None of the forums I have ever experienced do that, though.
>
> -Boris

Why are you considering existing forum-engines solely? Why couldn't W3 create such forum engine from scratch? No financing at all?
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