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  1. #1
    John M.
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    Web forum (again)

    > Jeff wrote:
    >
    > As kdf said, we really did just have this discussion. But it
    > appears to be something that wants to be kicked around some more.
    > ...
    >
    > Maybe the list will grow so large that it cannot be managed
    > in email and must be moved to a forum. Or maybe dinosaurs
    > like me and email will die off and web forums will take over.
    > But I really like the mailing list; I always have my mail
    > client open and the list fits very well with the way I work
    > at my computer.


    Hi Jeff,

    I wrote my message before I saw kdf's post that the matter was settled for
    now.

    I think an e-mail to web transition would be like any other change in
    technology. For a couple days it would be very strange and uncomfortable
    compared to the list. Then, after a week, it would feel natural. After two
    weeks, you would not remember what the list was like; the web forum would be
    your only experience of communicating. Its plusses and minuses would become
    clear, but its use would be, overall, at least as easy as the list.

    A list is cool with me. But I think the general public would much rather
    have a web forum. Hopefully so many SB's will be sold that it will be a
    topic for discussion again.

    John

  2. #2
    Kevin O. Lepard
    Guest

    Web forum (again)

    >For a couple days it would be very strange and uncomfortable
    >compared to the list. Then, after a week, it would feel natural.


    I've done it both ways, including groups that have transitioned from
    a list to a forum. The forum is better for new members to search for
    information, but I still definitely feel the list is the better way
    to stay current and follow the active discussions. I don't think
    most forums maintain the level of participation that lists do from
    their members.

    If the list is an anachronism, I guess I am too. Fortunately,
    anachronisms have never been a problem for me.

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

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