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Re: Forums

From: Jeffrey Way <jeffrey@envato.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 13:40:29 -0500
To: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>
Cc: juancarlospaco@ubuntu.com, "Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com" <mtanalin@yandex.ru>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <C7BED0BC511947068022D7687B5BF62E@envato.com>
Honestly - is it that difficult to sign up for a mailing list, and follow an email thread? 

I agree that it wouldn't hurt to have a dedicated forum as well, but it's not something I'm too concerned with. Email is incredibly convenient and works just fine for me.


On Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Matthew Wilcox wrote:

> @Tab
> "Because we always have" is not good enough. Sorry, I'm wading in here
> with my newbie boots, but do you realise how incredibly off-putting
> the technology and systems the W3C use for communication are to people
> wanting to get involved?
> Even for people as passionate and committed as me, it's an incredible
> battle to get involved. I don't think it's a good argument to keep the
> status quo that "it works for now". Horses worked fine too, but we
> invented the car because it was better. The rest of the web are
> driving cars and the W3C is sitting in it's horse-drawn-carriage
> causing irritation with the general population who are sharing the
> same roads and wondering what's going on.
> The 'friendly on phone' thing is a false argument. Get a forum theme
> that's light-weight. Done. I also don't think that one specific and
> rare use case is much of an argument to hold back what would be a
> massive improvement for the majority of use cases.
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