[Noisebridge-discuss] noisebridge-discuss: mailing list versus forum system

jim jim at well.com
Wed Jan 26 21:53:33 PST 2011



On Wed, 2011-01-26 at 21:41 -0800, aestetix aestetix wrote:
> I'd really not rather use something that's not locally hosted. What if
> their system had a malfunction and we couldn't get access to
> troubleshoot it? Also, global politics aside, I don't like someone who
> is not a Noisebridger having the "god key" to enable or disable the
> entire system.
JS: YES! 

> Further, regardless of the complexity, if we have something local, we
> can modify it, and even create new modules and patches for it. 
JS: YES, YES! AMEN! 

> This said, nothing is stopping someone from going and creating one and
> getting people to use it. 
> 
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 9:31 PM, Robert Fletcher
> <lobatifricha at gmail.com> wrote:
>         Google groups provides both functions.  I presume we have
>         reasons for not using them, but it's food for thought in terms
>         of how it can be done well.
>         
>         -Robert
>         
>         
>         On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 9:28 PM, Glen Jarvis
>         <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:
>         
>                 
>                         So my question is: why doesn't noisebridge
>                         consider a forum system
>                         versus a mailinglist system?
>                 
>                 
>                 Set up a forum. It's a doacracy (and easy software to
>                 install) :) 
>                 
>                 
>                 I don't think it will be used, however. :(   I know
>                 that, for me, even though its less logical, I want the
>                 mail to come to me in my inbox instead of having me to
>                 go out and find it in a forum. Logical or not, it's
>                 what's comfortable for me and my habits. I think it
>                 may be the same for others.
>                 
>                 
>                 But, I could be wrong. The nice thing about this is --
>                 set one up. If people use it, great -- you'll have
>                 fixed an obvious problem and be our hero.
>                 
>                 
>                 If people don't, well, the forums will die a slow
>                 death and we'll still be sending a crap-load of emails
>                 back and forth to each other :)  
>                 
>                 
>                 Cheers,
>                 
>                 
>                 
>                 
>                 Glen
>                 -- 
>                 Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of
>                 things which matter least.
>                 
>                 -- Goethe 
>                 
>                 
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