[Tagging] Accepted or rejected?

Peter Wendorff wendorff at uni-paderborn.de
Fri Mar 20 17:23:55 UTC 2015


Hi,

to mention a major drawback of a forum IMHO:
I can read a mailinglist offline. Fetch mails to my notebook once, read
and answer while being offline and sending mails from outgoing folder as
one batch late when online again.

With a forum I would have to open any unread thread beforehand, write my
answer and leave the browser tab open to manually post later when online
again.

Therefore I prefer the mailing list for some usecases.

As a second thing I think is a good thing that discussions can fork in
several different directions - if done right.
As long as it stays basically the same topic this is easy on
mailinglists, while for switching the topic one is forced to decide
between opening a new (disconnected) topic or staying below the old one,
while a dual approach would be right (like starting a new thread while
linking it to the initiating mail from the old one).

At a Forum it's the same issue here, but easier to start a new thread
and link to the old one than with mails.

In an ideal world we would have one discussion platform that can be used
by a mail client as well as by a web forum software. I don't know if
anything like that exists, but basically it's the same concept, whether
it's mail with reply-to headers or forum posts with some kind of a
parent-post link.

regards
Peter


Am 19.03.2015 um 16:36 schrieb Jan van Bekkum:
> Correct, but the forums are easier to scan through and search,
> 
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 4:26 PM Jean-Marc Liotier <jm at liotier.org
> <mailto:jm at liotier.org>> wrote:
> 
>     On 19/03/2015 15:42, Jan van Bekkum wrote:
>     > Proposal 7 - use a forum instead of 4 mailing lists and a wiki (was
>     > proposed earlier).
> 
>     Then you'll have 4 sub-forums and a wiki.
> 
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