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Re: Forums

From: Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 02:09:23 +0400
To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <571221325801363@web49.yandex.ru>
06.01.2012, 02:02, "David Woolley" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>:
> Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>
>> šAgain, for me, they do not. šThe simple requirement to create an account
>> šis a huge barrier already.
>
> Generally, the purpose of web forums is to drive traffic to the web
> site, where it can be "monetised". šThat encourages fragmentation as
> everyone is trying to get traffic on a subject to their forum site.
> I've seen Usenet group die and end up fragmented because of this.
>
> There are a very large number of occasions where I think I could have
> contributed something useful (correct a misunderstanding) to an archived
> posting on a web forum, but have not been prepared to do a one off
> registration to do so.
>
> (Having to register and login is often there to allow for ad-rotation,
> rather than for the benefit of the subscriber.)
>
> --
> David Woolley
> Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
> RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
> that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.

Many of us here already have W3 account (for example to write to W3 wiki), no?
It's logical that W3 forum would jus reutilize same username/password pair.
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