Hi,<br><br>As I said in response to the first mention of forums a few weeks ago, I think they would have some serious benfits in organisation, information management and tracebility. I dont know what mail clients most people are using, but even with Gmail's search it is sometimes quite tricky to find past messages. I'm just glad I'm not using Outlook.
<br><br>Would it be possible to have forum threads mailed to the mailing list for those who like the mailing list setup?<br><br>So +1 to at least considering a forum for discussions. <br><br>Cheers,<br>Nickb<br><br><div>
<span class="gmail_quote">On 4/26/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">Immanuel Scholz</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Hi,<br><br>I find it hard to follow diskussions as the volume of the list increases.<br>Sometimes, there are just so much new posts mixed together (people don't<br>always use proper header tags for thread-replying) that I am bored to sort
<br>out the topic's I am interested in.<br><br>Also, I have caught me now several times, that I don't write an answer,<br>just because I think "someone else is surely already replying just now".<br><br>And searching through older posts is not *that* comfortable with my email
<br>client here.<br><br>We had at least one guy asking for a forum rather than a mailing list yet<br>(and not much people ask in *mailing lists* for a forum. If I remembered<br>correctly, he would also helping setup and maintaining it :).
<br><br>Next thing is, that there could be more topic distributions as there are<br>now (just 'dev' and 'talk'). It is very time consuming to me, to even sort<br>out all new threads that don't interest me. For my case, happily this
<br>currently leads to the fact that I read almost every thread. But if the<br>volume increase futher, I will surely don't have the time to do so and<br>maybe tempted to just ignore most new threads. I know of at least one guy
<br>who didn't join the list because of the volume and the inadequate ways to<br>filter out threads of interest.<br><br><br>Mailing lists are to me more a thing of "wakeup call", to announce<br>something or for things that really need to reach the people. I would not
<br>classify much of the current traffic under this category.<br><br>I assume, that with a forum scales better in terms of lucidity and is much<br>more efficient for people in handling different discussion threads.<br><br>
<br>So my question is: How much traffic is tolerable until we close the<br>mailing list and switch to a forum?<br><br><br>Ciao, Imi.<br><br>PS: I would be in a strong favour of a *CLEAN* and *SIMPLE* forum. I speak<br>of a forum *without* stuff like blinking banners everywhere, animated user
<br>picutres of half the size of a laptop screen and especally one which don't<br>turn beatuiful ascii arts into ugly pacmans ;-)<br><br><br><br>_______________________________________________<br>dev mailing list<br><a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">