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dean
2005-02-08, 20:46
I don't really see the point in maintaining the e-mail functionality,
especially if it's complicating and delaying the browser-based forum.
Web-based forums (perhaps complemented with an RSS-feed) are where it's at
today. Who in their right minds actually wants to receive tons of e-mail of
which probably only 1% to 10% is of interest to them? I only subscribed so
I could respond to one or two threads and I now have a mail folder with
about 934 unread e-mails.



Can we take a vote? Who would like to see the browser-based forum up and
running even if it means closing down the e-mail list?



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From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Jason
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 12:47 PM
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Subject: [slim] When are we going to see live forums?



I realize that there is this desire to create forums that won't leave email
list subscribers out in the cold, but a forum is really due especially with
the flood of new users on this list recently.

The forums went into beta/test over 3 months ago and since then we've had no
info on what the status is with them. I am getting a little tired of the
flood of email on this list but I won't unsubscribe until a forum is up that
can be used to post/respond to issues.

Kevin O. Lepard
2005-02-08, 21:06
>I don't really see the point in maintaining the e-mail
>functionality, especially if it's complicating and delaying the
>browser-based forum. Web-based forums (perhaps complemented with an
>RSS-feed) are where it's at today. Who in their right minds
>actually wants to receive tons of e-mail of which probably only 1%
>to 10% is of interest to them? I only subscribed so I could respond
>to one or two threads and I now have a mail folder with about 934
>unread e-mails.
>
>Can we take a vote? Who would like to see the browser-based forum
>up and running even if it means closing down the e-mail list?

This has been talked about several times, and there are people with
good reasons for preferring both types.

However, if we're taking a "vote" I vote "no." I would rather keep
the mailing list and forgo the forums.

Kevin
--
Kevin O. Lepard
kolepard (AT) charter (DOT) net

Happiness is being 100% Microsoft free.

Kirk Ferguson
2005-02-09, 08:38
Quoting "Kevin O. Lepard" <kolepard (AT) charter (DOT) net>:

> >I don't really see the point in maintaining the e-mail
> >functionality, especially if it's complicating and delaying the
> >browser-based forum. Web-based forums (perhaps complemented with an
> >RSS-feed) are where it's at today. Who in their right minds
> >actually wants to receive tons of e-mail of which probably only 1%
> >to 10% is of interest to them? I only subscribed so I could respond
> >to one or two threads and I now have a mail folder with about 934
> >unread e-mails.
> >
> >Can we take a vote? Who would like to see the browser-based forum
> >up and running even if it means closing down the e-mail list?
>
> This has been talked about several times, and there are people with
> good reasons for preferring both types.
>
> However, if we're taking a "vote" I vote "no." I would rather keep
> the mailing list and forgo the forums.
>
> Kevin
> --
> Kevin O. Lepard
> kolepard (AT) charter (DOT) net
>
> Happiness is being 100% Microsoft free.

I'll second that! I have very little time to read forums each day, and greatly
prefer a mailing list format.

Forums will be a welcome addition in that they will perhaps be more comfortable
for new users, and will be easier to search. Nonetheless, I find it much more
useful to have the discussion arrive in my inbox than to have to browse through
threads on a forum.

Kirk

Kirk Ferguson
2005-02-09, 08:38
Quoting "Kevin O. Lepard" <kolepard (AT) charter (DOT) net>:

> >I don't really see the point in maintaining the e-mail
> >functionality, especially if it's complicating and delaying the
> >browser-based forum. Web-based forums (perhaps complemented with an
> >RSS-feed) are where it's at today. Who in their right minds
> >actually wants to receive tons of e-mail of which probably only 1%
> >to 10% is of interest to them? I only subscribed so I could respond
> >to one or two threads and I now have a mail folder with about 934
> >unread e-mails.
> >
> >Can we take a vote? Who would like to see the browser-based forum
> >up and running even if it means closing down the e-mail list?
>
> This has been talked about several times, and there are people with
> good reasons for preferring both types.
>
> However, if we're taking a "vote" I vote "no." I would rather keep
> the mailing list and forgo the forums.
>
> Kevin
> --
> Kevin O. Lepard
> kolepard (AT) charter (DOT) net
>
> Happiness is being 100% Microsoft free.

I'll second that! I have very little time to read forums each day, and greatly
prefer a mailing list format.

Forums will be a welcome addition in that they will perhaps be more comfortable
for new users, and will be easier to search. Nonetheless, I find it much more
useful to have the discussion arrive in my inbox than to have to browse through
threads on a forum.

Kirk

Victor Brilon
2005-02-09, 09:00
And here's one more reason why I prefer email to web forums....

I can filter out this discussion and send all mail regarding it to
/dev/null. Please continue to beat the dead horse without me.

Victor

Kirk Ferguson wrote:
> Quoting "Kevin O. Lepard" <kolepard (AT) charter (DOT) net>:
>
>
>>>I don't really see the point in maintaining the e-mail
>>>functionality, especially if it's complicating and delaying the
>>>browser-based forum. Web-based forums (perhaps complemented with an
>>>RSS-feed) are where it's at today. Who in their right minds
>>>actually wants to receive tons of e-mail of which probably only 1%
>>>to 10% is of interest to them? I only subscribed so I could respond
>>>to one or two threads and I now have a mail folder with about 934
>>>unread e-mails.
>>>
>>>Can we take a vote? Who would like to see the browser-based forum
>>>up and running even if it means closing down the e-mail list?
>>
>>This has been talked about several times, and there are people with
>>good reasons for preferring both types.
>>
>>However, if we're taking a "vote" I vote "no." I would rather keep
>>the mailing list and forgo the forums.
>>
>>Kevin
>>--
>>Kevin O. Lepard
>>kolepard (AT) charter (DOT) net
>>
>>Happiness is being 100% Microsoft free.
>
>
> I'll second that! I have very little time to read forums each day, and greatly
> prefer a mailing list format.
>
> Forums will be a welcome addition in that they will perhaps be more comfortable
> for new users, and will be easier to search. Nonetheless, I find it much more
> useful to have the discussion arrive in my inbox than to have to browse through
> threads on a forum.
>
> Kirk
>