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Re: Forums

From: Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 16:23:51 +0400
To: robert@ocallahan.org
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>,"Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu" <kennyluck@csail.mit.edu>,Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>,WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <820501325852631@web76.yandex.ru>
06.01.2012, 06:17, "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>:
> I'm subscribed to at least 26 mailing lists. I use GMail. Without the ability to search accurately across lists, correctly handle messages that went to multiple lists, handle threading, kill threads, instantly see new messages posted to any list filtered according to various criteria, loop in specific people or lists to a conversation, all usable efficiently from my phone as well as any of my desktop machines, my productivity would nosedive. So, no interest switching to 26 Web forums.
>
> However...
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> On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 11:54 AM, Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com> wrote:
>> a) what a mailing list is
>> b) the criteria to join one
>> c) set up their mail account to handle a list
>> d) subscribe via email
>> e) then learn that to see an archive they have to abandon the list and go to a web page. Somewhere.
>
> Yes, this can be a pain and it could be made a lot better. For one thing, (shameless plug) BrowserID could be used to make joining a mailing list one-click. Better still, when providing an interface for archived email that sucks less, the interface could include an inline posting facility that lets people send messages directly without having to join the list. You could make it look almost exactly like a forum. Except without destroying the productivity of the people who work here.
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> Rob
> --
> "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us." [1 John 1:8-10]

As it's already said in this thread multiple times, properly implemented forum (not some existing one) would be identical to mailing list from perspective of those who prefer mailing lists.
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