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Re: [Bulk] Forums

From: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 19:04:04 +0100
Message-ID: <04DFDC3DDAD0447AAD3DAD32DB82C201@FREMY2>
To: <mail@matthewwilcox.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Maybe using a more suited mail client than GMail would solve the issue 
(maybe reconfiguring it properly could suffice). I've no difficulty at all 
to follow many mailing lists and multiple mail addresses in the same mail 
client. Naturally, I use a local mail client with conversation-grouping and 
that replies using the email address I received the mail from.

I suppose it's about personnal tastes, but I would dislike to use a forum 
* I would have to connect to the forum specifically using a browser
* I would not have push notifications
* It would be impossible to read/search a mail offline

Best regards,

-----Message d'origine----- 
From: Matthew Wilcox
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 2:33 PM
To: www-style@w3.org
Subject: [Bulk] Forums

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? 
Received on Thursday, 5 January 2012 18:04:32 UTC

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