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Re: Forums

From: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 19:38:16 +0000
Cc: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, juancarlospaco@ubuntu.com, "Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com" <mtanalin@yandex.ru>, www-style@w3.org
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To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
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.

5) We don't do anything and watch as new blood stops coming in over time and the place dies out in the same manner that the software it runs on has.
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