[Talk-us] proposal for deletion: talk-us-ga and

Dave Hansen dave at sr71.net
Thu Oct 22 00:43:15 BST 2009


On Wed, 2009-10-21 at 19:40 -0400, Richard Weait wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 7:34 PM, Sarah Manley <sarah.m.manley at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What is the status of the forum: http://forum.openstreetmap.org?
> >
> > Would building this out more maybe solve some of our problems?
> 
> Preference for email vs web forum varies from community to community.
> In my limited experience, more-technical groups tend towards email but
> there are certain to be counter-examples.  An interface that merges
> email and web forum might be ideal.  I believe that the Linux Kernel
> Mailing List uses such a system but I don't know what the drawbacks
> and compromises are in that system.

There are web interfaces to LKML, but they're all tacked on after the
fact to the mailing list.  Email is still the main mechanism, although
there are some nice web gateways, to be sure.

-- Dave





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