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mixer boy
2005-04-05, 02:41
Hi Paul

I am sorry but you are wrong. This system is the kinda thing that was
running in the late 60's/70's - things have come a long way since then. Slim
devices have an excellent product that is going to grow and support forums
allow other uses to share their experience leaving the staff to spend more
time developing the products we all enjoy.
I would expect 60% of new users will not participate with this current
mailing list because it is ugly, slow and not straight forward which is why
all major websites offering support, do not use mailing list support systems
and have easy to use/navigate web based forums.

If you cannot see the lucidly clear advantaged of using a system like
vbulitin then you are clearly beyond any ability to form an intelligent
opinion. Please research what a modern forum system like vbulitin is capable
of. You mention it is possible to view the current posts in a forum
interface already. Well if that is your idea of a forum interface no wonder
you are against it - the current system is dire.
I am not say this mailing list should cease, just a new system be put in
place.
I want to see slim devices grow and this support forum issue must be dealt
with sooner or later.

Regards,

Mix

----Original Message Follows----
From: "PAUL WILLIAMSON" <pwilliamson (AT) mandtbank (DOT) com>
To: mixerboy (AT) hotmail (DOT) com
Subject: [slim] Better forum please!
Date: Sun, 03 Apr 2005 20:28:06 -0400

Look in the archives. Forums for a lot of people suck. With e-mail,
I can participate in many more projects and only have to
deal with one interface.

Good luck, but if you put 1% of effort into looking in the
archives (which are ina forum format already), you'll see
this gets brought up every once in a while and slim devices
is in the process of addressing it in their own FOSS way.

Paul

>>> mixerboy (AT) hotmail (DOT) com 04/03/05 7:08 PM >>>
Please please can we have a better support forum? This type of mailing
list forum belongs in the dark ages and makes support and communication
very
slow and tiring.

Something like www.vbulletin.com is the way to go. SD needs to make
its
support as stunning as its devices.
Hope you folks agree.