[Noisebridge-discuss] noisebridge-discuss: mailing list versus forum system
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Wed Jan 26 23:23:27 PST 2011
* Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com> [110126 22:41]:
> There are forum systems that allow the option to receive posts via
> email. Otherwise, people can visit the forum when they want and not
> read it when they want. Forums also make it easier to search threads to
> see what's been discussed already without rehashing prior disputes and
I mentioned an idea on mutt-users, which I'll repeat here. It might
not have all the features of a forum, but could potentially offer a
web-only interface to something like noisebridge-discuss (reading,
threaded views, searching, posting) while not changing the standard
SMTP experience for those who prefers mailing lists. If I had more
free time I'd take a crack at implementing such a thing to see what
it felt like...instead I merely forward this:
Using Mutt to present mailing lists on-line similar to forums?
I'm wondering if Mutt could be used to present mailing lists in
an on-line accessible way somewhat similar to forums, basically
by providing a server that people could SSH into and run a remote
instance of Mutt for browsing list archives and replying to posts.
The mailbox files would be read-only to all except list moderators,
who could use Mutt to fix broken threads, delete dupes, etc. List
subscribers could SSH in using a terminal, or Mutt could be displayed
in a web browser using an AJAX terminal emulator like ShellInABox...
maybe even with some clicky-gui buttons around it. Users would have
the option of uploading their own muttrc, but a config file on the
server would override certain commands like delete, break-thread,
link-threads, etc so they don't even show up as options.
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