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RE: Forums

From: Mike Wilson <mikewse@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 00:00:46 +0100
Message-ID: <SNT129-DS1046362F6FBD521408634FA4950@phx.gbl>
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Existing forum front-end for www-style:

Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> 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?
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