[PD] and it's PR/Marketing, or those

Adrian nordbaer at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 18:34:36 CEST 2006

Frank's point is important:

- for existing users it may be a big hassle to change to a forum. And
to have a forum and a maillist is not the best solution especially
when all the pros are in the maillist.

- the forum then at hurleur is a good place to upload patches & etc.
because there they are easier accesable for later. The pro for a forum
is that you only need one registration to have access to all the
discussion lines (dev, gem, announce, etc.).

On 10/20/06, Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org> wrote:
> Hallo,
> Hans-Christoph Steiner hat gesagt: // Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> > >I think you have a really good point. How can we improve this
> > >situation and make the list friendlier?
> >
> > Hehe, good luck with that one, we are a grumpy and stubborn group!  I
> > think a forum would be more successful.
> The term "more sucessful" is open for interpretation. One thing that a
> forum would not be sucessful in would be to drag over me to use it a
> lot. I guess some others also don't like to use web based forums
> (IOhannes?). I just prefer writing mails in Vim and with Mutt over
> having to visit a website with a browser and then fight with HTML
> textareas. It's just too complicated for me.
> Another difference between lists and forums is the push vs. pull
> nature: mailing lists get delivered to you, a forum has to be visited.
> That might be why some people are more annoyed by a mailing list in
> general: mails may unconciously be viewed as a nuisance because we all
> already get so many of them. Also in a web-forum threads are much more
> clearly devided and they are more anonymous. The famous "newbie" could
> even have a special "newbie-quesiton-account". Of course this is
> possible with mailing lists as well, but more work.
> I guess the only real solution would be to have a mailing list
> software which doubles as a configurable forum - like the old mailing
> list to NNTP-news gateways.
> Ciao
> --
>  Frank Barknecht                 _ ______footils.org_ __goto10.org__
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