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

Shannon Lee shannon at scatter.com
Wed Jan 26 21:59:13 PST 2011


I think a forum would probably create another distinct community, like
-discuss and #noisebridge are distinct communities, if it was used at all.
 That does not seem like a bad thing to me, necessarily.

What do you need in order to get a forum going?

--S

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 9:51 PM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com> wrote:

> I agree with aestetix 100% on this.  I don't think very many people,
> myself included, would feel comfortable with something that's not
> locally hosted.  That's why I offered to get a server and put it in the
> server room.
>
> I remember Jim saying way back when that he, and some others, said they
> much prefer the simplicity of receiving mail from mailing lists versus a
> forum system.  However, a good forum system will allow posts to
> automatically be emailed to those that opt-in.  A good forum system
> would also, with some configuration, also allow posting to the forums by
> sending emails.
>
> Forums also have a few other niceties, like being easier to search,
> ability to click on the poster's name to find out more about the person
> or visit their website, etc.
>
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> Patrick
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> On 1/26/2011 9:41 PM, 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.
> >
> > Further, regardless of the complexity, if we have something local, we
> > can modify it, and even create new modules and patches for it.
> >
> > 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
> > <mailto: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
> >     <mailto: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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