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mixer boy
2005-04-05, 03:42
Christian Pernegger <pernegger@...> writes:

>What's ugly about e-mail? If you don't like the look of your mailer, use
>another one.

Doing this via email is a very fragmented way of holding discussion. I would
rather see a thread of original post followed by replies. If someone replies
to that thread years later the whole thread is brought to the top of the
current threads where anyone can catchup and participate.

>I fail to see what's not straight forward about e-mail. I don't want to
>register at another forum, give up lots of personal information only to
>have to remember another password. Every time I switch browsers, the cookie
>info on read/unread threads is most likely lost.

I don't experience any of the issues you have with web forums and nor does
the vast majority of people who use them which is why they are far more
popular than email mailing lists.

>Sure, having a forum saves you from having to read most messages, so less
>questions get answered and less people know about an issue if it was posted
>OT in another thread.

That is not correct. Threads are presented from start to finish in a much
easyer to follow format with a web forum.

> >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.
>
>Thanks for insulting me.

That was a reply to Paul not you.

>Now that specialized web sites and forums have replaced mailing lists,
>everybody is after the RSS feeds. I wonder if that is because push is
>better than pull for a lot of applications?

I am new here and Its not my intention to war with a few die hards who
refuse to modernize. My concern is Slim Devices and making its support more
accessible for the majority.
Looking over the archive shows clear evidence that the current system is
inadequate for many people. As I said before, I suspect the majority don't
even have a voice here.

Danny Rego
2005-04-05, 05:38
The funniest thing about this whole thing is.....now that this conversation
is "getting out of hand", people will start asking for this discussion to
stop, where with a nice web-based forum, you can skip the thread, very
easily.

(now where is everyone to preach about using GMAIL, or switching mail
readers, or setting up different filters....blah blah blah)

Danny Rego


----- Original Message -----
From: "mixer boy" <mixerboy (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 6:42 AM
Subject: [slim] Better forum please!


> Christian Pernegger <pernegger@...> writes:
>
>>What's ugly about e-mail? If you don't like the look of your mailer, use
>>another one.
>
> Doing this via email is a very fragmented way of holding discussion. I
> would rather see a thread of original post followed by replies. If someone
> replies to that thread years later the whole thread is brought to the top
> of the current threads where anyone can catchup and participate.
>
>>I fail to see what's not straight forward about e-mail. I don't want to
>>register at another forum, give up lots of personal information only to
>>have to remember another password. Every time I switch browsers, the
>>cookie info on read/unread threads is most likely lost.
>
> I don't experience any of the issues you have with web forums and nor does
> the vast majority of people who use them which is why they are far more
> popular than email mailing lists.
>
>>Sure, having a forum saves you from having to read most messages, so less
>>questions get answered and less people know about an issue if it was
>>posted OT in another thread.
>
> That is not correct. Threads are presented from start to finish in a much
> easyer to follow format with a web forum.
>
>> >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.
>>
>>Thanks for insulting me.
>
> That was a reply to Paul not you.
>
>>Now that specialized web sites and forums have replaced mailing lists,
>>everybody is after the RSS feeds. I wonder if that is because push is
>>better than pull for a lot of applications?
>
> I am new here and Its not my intention to war with a few die hards who
> refuse to modernize. My concern is Slim Devices and making its support
> more accessible for the majority.
> Looking over the archive shows clear evidence that the current system is
> inadequate for many people. As I said before, I suspect the majority don't
> even have a voice here.
>
>
>

Steve
2005-04-05, 06:58
I hardly think anyone is "preaching" about using GMAIL. It has just
been offered up as a very good comprimise and needs little or no
effort from anyone to get what they want.

On Apr 5, 2005 1:38 PM, Danny Rego <danny (AT) rego (DOT) com> wrote:
> The funniest thing about this whole thing is.....now that this conversation
> is "getting out of hand", people will start asking for this discussion to
> stop, where with a nice web-based forum, you can skip the thread, very
> easily.
>
> (now where is everyone to preach about using GMAIL, or switching mail
> readers, or setting up different filters....blah blah blah)
>
> Danny Rego
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "mixer boy" <mixerboy (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>
> To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 6:42 AM
> Subject: [slim] Better forum please!
>
> > Christian Pernegger <pernegger@...> writes:
> >
> >>What's ugly about e-mail? If you don't like the look of your mailer, use
> >>another one.
> >
> > Doing this via email is a very fragmented way of holding discussion. I
> > would rather see a thread of original post followed by replies. If someone
> > replies to that thread years later the whole thread is brought to the top
> > of the current threads where anyone can catchup and participate.
> >
> >>I fail to see what's not straight forward about e-mail. I don't want to
> >>register at another forum, give up lots of personal information only to
> >>have to remember another password. Every time I switch browsers, the
> >>cookie info on read/unread threads is most likely lost.
> >
> > I don't experience any of the issues you have with web forums and nor does
> > the vast majority of people who use them which is why they are far more
> > popular than email mailing lists.
> >
> >>Sure, having a forum saves you from having to read most messages, so less
> >>questions get answered and less people know about an issue if it was
> >>posted OT in another thread.
> >
> > That is not correct. Threads are presented from start to finish in a much
> > easyer to follow format with a web forum.
> >
> >> >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.
> >>
> >>Thanks for insulting me.
> >
> > That was a reply to Paul not you.
> >
> >>Now that specialized web sites and forums have replaced mailing lists,
> >>everybody is after the RSS feeds. I wonder if that is because push is
> >>better than pull for a lot of applications?
> >
> > I am new here and Its not my intention to war with a few die hards who
> > refuse to modernize. My concern is Slim Devices and making its support
> > more accessible for the majority.
> > Looking over the archive shows clear evidence that the current system is
> > inadequate for many people. As I said before, I suspect the majority don't
> > even have a voice here.
> >
> >
> >