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Re: Forums

From: Juan Carlos Ojeda <juancarlospaco@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 15:28:22 -0300
Message-ID: <CALFJTa2GBNg_vxDr97wPinp1Pt89HgfO-vB2aK9D9NT+R8aTKg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com" <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
Cc: mail@matthewwilcox.com, www-style@w3.org
On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com <
mtanalin@yandex.ru> wrote:

> It's definitely makes sense to replace mailing list with a forum. Mailing
> list is old-school, archaic, and completely unusable form of discussion.
>
> For those who for some reason like mailing lists, the forum could just
> duplicate all messages to mailing list.
>
> Probably the reason is just that forum could require a time and efforts to
> be implemented, while mailing-list (while being horrid) just works. But it
> surely cannot be a reason to use mailing lists forever. Things need to be
> improved.
>
>
>
> 05.01.2012, 17:33, "Matthew Wilcox" <elvendil@gmail.com>:
> > Has the group considered using Forums instead of the mailing list?
> >
> > I am having a horrible time trying to get the system to work properly
> > with my Gmail account, it keeps resetting itself to send replies from
> > my main address which the www-style list doesn't recognise (and so
> > doesn't post). Everything is a PITA to find and follow, if you're not
> > already involved in a thread it's impossible to look further back in
> > time than when you joined. I don't even know why the list is using my
> > gmail address because I signed up with my primary address (which Gmail
> > also sends with some magic via functionality).
> >
> > A mailing list seems archaic and (to my mind) a badly implemented
> > communication medium for what we're doing. Forums are designed
> > expressly for what we're doing here on the list, having numerous
> > advantages and being far more useful. I don't get why we're still
> > using mail lists. Entropy?
>
>
A system like StackOverflow for discussion should be amazing.

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