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

Robert Fletcher lobatifricha at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 22:07:44 PST 2011


I wasn't by any means implying that we should use Google Groups, only that,
being that I use it for a variety of other mailing lists and enjoy the
features it provides, it makes a great example of what works well, both as
forum and mailing list.  I think having the ability to hack on something of
our own would be excellent, though, I have to agree with Josh's sentiments
about politics and drama.

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 10:00 PM, Josh Myer <josh at joshisanerd.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 9:53 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> 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!
>>
>>
> I like the idea of a Noisebridger having it even less.  At least with
> Google having it, you know it's going to be awesome politics that cause it
> to get pulled, instead of inane ones.
>
> The brilliant things about mailing lists are: 1) they're active, so
> oddities get noticed immediately 2) everyone has a complete archive of the
> list (if they so choose), and 3) everyone gets to choose their own interface
> to them.
>
> That is to say: mailman is git to a forum's RCS.  I'd really rather keep it
> that way, even if it means I have to put up with prattlings clearly from all
> corners of the autistic spectrum.
> --
> /jbm
>
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