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PAUL WILLIAMSON
2004-12-24, 07:47
Can we drop this friggin' religious argument?

Jason - you are in the minority on this list. SlimDan has accomodated

your wishes (with a few others). I think it's a pretty decent
interface. I use fora too, but much prefer e-mail

If you don't want to participate, just unsubscribe.

Paul

>>> jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net 12/23/2004 9:45:10 PM >>>
Maybe you'd be amazed to know that web forums work very well for most
small
electronic products like the Squeezebox.

Every other MP3 player I own has a forum and finding information is
very
easy, a quick search finds virtually anything one would want to know.

I visit forums when I need information, or if I'm feeling like helping
out
in answering some questions. It's far preferable to having to sign up
on an
email distribution list and be spammed with over 100 emails a day.

I regularly visit forums for;

Rio Karma
Phatnoise Phatbox
Apple iPod

And gee, Roku has a forum too. Seems to get quite a bit of traffic
too... I
wonder how many potential Squeezebox customers have slipped through
the
cracks because something like this does not already exist for the
Squeezebox.



-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Philip
Meyer
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 5:45 PM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Web forum (again)

>If I have a problem or question about the Squeezebox I want to go to
>forums.slimdevices.com and do a search or post a question. I make use

>of numerous other product forums like that. I may not visit one for
>several months, then I undertake a new project, run into a problem, or

>have a simple question and will visit the forums for a couple days or

>weeks.
>
If everyone does this, then there may be a problem, as there would be
lots
of posts asking questions, and not many people responding to them.

To me, this is not much different to a user searching a FAQ website,
posting
a support email directly to Slim Devices, and getting a response. SD
might
then decide to update the FAQ.

This mailing list is called "discuss" - it is not "support". It needs
active participants in order to discuss things.

Phil

Danny Rego
2004-12-24, 09:01
If this were in a forum, you could choose not to read this thread anymore!
(haahaa) Instead of asking people not to discuss something on the discuss
list I mean.

(stirring the pot can be fun sometimes!)

Danny Rego


----- Original Message -----
From: "PAUL WILLIAMSON" <pwilliamson (AT) mandtbank (DOT) com>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>; <jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net>
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2004 9:47 AM
Subject: [slim] Web forum (again)


> Can we drop this friggin' religious argument?
>
> Jason - you are in the minority on this list. SlimDan has accomodated
>
> your wishes (with a few others). I think it's a pretty decent
> interface. I use fora too, but much prefer e-mail
>
> If you don't want to participate, just unsubscribe.
>
> Paul
>
>>>> jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net 12/23/2004 9:45:10 PM >>>
> Maybe you'd be amazed to know that web forums work very well for most
> small
> electronic products like the Squeezebox.
>
> Every other MP3 player I own has a forum and finding information is
> very
> easy, a quick search finds virtually anything one would want to know.
>
> I visit forums when I need information, or if I'm feeling like helping
> out
> in answering some questions. It's far preferable to having to sign up
> on an
> email distribution list and be spammed with over 100 emails a day.
>
> I regularly visit forums for;
>
> Rio Karma
> Phatnoise Phatbox
> Apple iPod
>
> And gee, Roku has a forum too. Seems to get quite a bit of traffic
> too... I
> wonder how many potential Squeezebox customers have slipped through
> the
> cracks because something like this does not already exist for the
> Squeezebox.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Philip
> Meyer
> Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 5:45 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Web forum (again)
>
>>If I have a problem or question about the Squeezebox I want to go to
>>forums.slimdevices.com and do a search or post a question. I make use
>
>>of numerous other product forums like that. I may not visit one for
>>several months, then I undertake a new project, run into a problem, or
>
>>have a simple question and will visit the forums for a couple days or
>
>>weeks.
>>
> If everyone does this, then there may be a problem, as there would be
> lots
> of posts asking questions, and not many people responding to them.
>
> To me, this is not much different to a user searching a FAQ website,
> posting
> a support email directly to Slim Devices, and getting a response. SD
> might
> then decide to update the FAQ.
>
> This mailing list is called "discuss" - it is not "support". It needs
> active participants in order to discuss things.
>
> Phil
>
>

Jonathan Miller
2004-12-26, 06:28
for my money gmail handles the list fine. I did lurk the AVS forums
for quite a while before I decided on what projector I wanted to
buy...so I can also see the use of a forum for the purposes of
potential buyers.


On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 11:01:48 -0500, Danny Rego <danny (AT) rego (DOT) com> wrote:
> If this were in a forum, you could choose not to read this thread anymore!
> (haahaa) Instead of asking people not to discuss something on the discuss
> list I mean.
>
> (stirring the pot can be fun sometimes!)
>
> Danny Rego
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "PAUL WILLIAMSON" <pwilliamson (AT) mandtbank (DOT) com>
> To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>; <jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net>
> Sent: Friday, December 24, 2004 9:47 AM
> Subject: [slim] Web forum (again)
>
> > Can we drop this friggin' religious argument?
> >
> > Jason - you are in the minority on this list. SlimDan has accomodated
> >
> > your wishes (with a few others). I think it's a pretty decent
> > interface. I use fora too, but much prefer e-mail
> >
> > If you don't want to participate, just unsubscribe.
> >
> > Paul
> >
> >>>> jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net 12/23/2004 9:45:10 PM >>>
> > Maybe you'd be amazed to know that web forums work very well for most
> > small
> > electronic products like the Squeezebox.
> >
> > Every other MP3 player I own has a forum and finding information is
> > very
> > easy, a quick search finds virtually anything one would want to know.
> >
> > I visit forums when I need information, or if I'm feeling like helping
> > out
> > in answering some questions. It's far preferable to having to sign up
> > on an
> > email distribution list and be spammed with over 100 emails a day.
> >
> > I regularly visit forums for;
> >
> > Rio Karma
> > Phatnoise Phatbox
> > Apple iPod
> >
> > And gee, Roku has a forum too. Seems to get quite a bit of traffic
> > too... I
> > wonder how many potential Squeezebox customers have slipped through
> > the
> > cracks because something like this does not already exist for the
> > Squeezebox.
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Philip
> > Meyer
> > Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 5:45 PM
> > To: Slim Devices Discussion
> > Subject: [slim] Web forum (again)
> >
> >>If I have a problem or question about the Squeezebox I want to go to
> >>forums.slimdevices.com and do a search or post a question. I make use
> >
> >>of numerous other product forums like that. I may not visit one for
> >>several months, then I undertake a new project, run into a problem, or
> >
> >>have a simple question and will visit the forums for a couple days or
> >
> >>weeks.
> >>
> > If everyone does this, then there may be a problem, as there would be
> > lots
> > of posts asking questions, and not many people responding to them.
> >
> > To me, this is not much different to a user searching a FAQ website,
> > posting
> > a support email directly to Slim Devices, and getting a response. SD
> > might
> > then decide to update the FAQ.
> >
> > This mailing list is called "discuss" - it is not "support". It needs
> > active participants in order to discuss things.
> >
> > Phil
> >
> >

Danny Rego
2004-12-26, 20:17
One of the points here should be "I shouldn't have to sign up for a gmail
account to participate in these discussions"...but anyways...

Merry XMas all!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Miller" <crapulent (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2004 8:28 AM
Subject: [slim] Web forum (again)


> for my money gmail handles the list fine. I did lurk the AVS forums
> for quite a while before I decided on what projector I wanted to
> buy...so I can also see the use of a forum for the purposes of
> potential buyers.
>
>
> On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 11:01:48 -0500, Danny Rego <danny (AT) rego (DOT) com> wrote:
>> If this were in a forum, you could choose not to read this thread
>> anymore!
>> (haahaa) Instead of asking people not to discuss something on the
>> discuss
>> list I mean.
>>
>> (stirring the pot can be fun sometimes!)
>>
>> Danny Rego
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "PAUL WILLIAMSON" <pwilliamson (AT) mandtbank (DOT) com>
>> To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>; <jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net>
>> Sent: Friday, December 24, 2004 9:47 AM
>> Subject: [slim] Web forum (again)
>>
>> > Can we drop this friggin' religious argument?
>> >
>> > Jason - you are in the minority on this list. SlimDan has accomodated
>> >
>> > your wishes (with a few others). I think it's a pretty decent
>> > interface. I use fora too, but much prefer e-mail
>> >
>> > If you don't want to participate, just unsubscribe.
>> >
>> > Paul
>> >
>> >>>> jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net 12/23/2004 9:45:10 PM >>>
>> > Maybe you'd be amazed to know that web forums work very well for most
>> > small
>> > electronic products like the Squeezebox.
>> >
>> > Every other MP3 player I own has a forum and finding information is
>> > very
>> > easy, a quick search finds virtually anything one would want to know.
>> >
>> > I visit forums when I need information, or if I'm feeling like helping
>> > out
>> > in answering some questions. It's far preferable to having to sign up
>> > on an
>> > email distribution list and be spammed with over 100 emails a day.
>> >
>> > I regularly visit forums for;
>> >
>> > Rio Karma
>> > Phatnoise Phatbox
>> > Apple iPod
>> >
>> > And gee, Roku has a forum too. Seems to get quite a bit of traffic
>> > too... I
>> > wonder how many potential Squeezebox customers have slipped through
>> > the
>> > cracks because something like this does not already exist for the
>> > Squeezebox.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>> > [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Philip
>> > Meyer
>> > Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 5:45 PM
>> > To: Slim Devices Discussion
>> > Subject: [slim] Web forum (again)
>> >
>> >>If I have a problem or question about the Squeezebox I want to go to
>> >>forums.slimdevices.com and do a search or post a question. I make use
>> >
>> >>of numerous other product forums like that. I may not visit one for
>> >>several months, then I undertake a new project, run into a problem, or
>> >
>> >>have a simple question and will visit the forums for a couple days or
>> >
>> >>weeks.
>> >>
>> > If everyone does this, then there may be a problem, as there would be
>> > lots
>> > of posts asking questions, and not many people responding to them.
>> >
>> > To me, this is not much different to a user searching a FAQ website,
>> > posting
>> > a support email directly to Slim Devices, and getting a response. SD
>> > might
>> > then decide to update the FAQ.
>> >
>> > This mailing list is called "discuss" - it is not "support". It needs
>> > active participants in order to discuss things.
>> >
>> > Phil
>> >
>> >