[MeeGo-dev] Forum / mail integration (was MeeGo Summit - Structured brainstorming...)
dneary at maemo.org
Fri Jun 4 02:19:48 PDT 2010
Andrew Flegg wrote:
> Personally, I prefer mailing lists (which is why it galls me to be top
> posting on this stupid BlackBerry), however the Internet's moved past
> 1996 and fora, despite all their comparitive flaws, are the masses'
> preferred means of group communication.
Yet another forum v mailing list thread (on the dev list an'all!) - great!!!
The main issue I see is that the way of working with fora & mailing
lists is different. Mailing lists are for people who batch process mail,
and want to see every message. Fora work better when you just want to
ask a question, get a drive-by answer and move on. Or you have a spare
hour, and you see what's been talked about recently (and ignore
everything older). It's a cross between twitter & a mailing list.
Discussing things important where you want everyone's attention on a
forum is going against the way fora work.
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