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Re: Forums

From: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@webkit.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 12:48:53 -0800
Message-ID: <CABNRm62ux_5n4cvFY0Wwrd+8Q-bxoE8LsunhXV1wbt3H2k1mtQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, juancarlospaco@ubuntu.com, "Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com" <mtanalin@yandex.ru>, www-style@w3.org
On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM, Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com> wrote:

> One of the things being assumed here is that forums would sit alongside
> the list.
>
> That would never work, they can't have two separate sets of content. My
> point wasn't that we should have a forum as well, it was that we should
> have a forum instead.
>
> And then we began discussing the merits of each approach and discovering
> what the members need any solution to do in order to work well.
>
> Here are the options that have emerged from the discussion:
>
> 1) We ditch lists and go with a forum
>
> 2) We abandon the forum idea entirely
>
> 3) We make or patch a forum which maintains all of the functionality of a
> list, for those that don't want to use the forum's interface.
>
> 4) We adapt the HyperMail software that manages the web-viewable archives
> to become more forum-like.
>

This option seems most attractive. We should just add a forum "front end"
using mailing list as the storage.

- Ryosuke
Received on Friday, 6 January 2012 20:49:41 GMT

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