[Wine] Re: Sum-up: Re-proposal: web forums
Tom Spear (Dustin Booker, Dustin Navea)
speeddymon at gmail.com
Mon Apr 24 06:50:27 CDT 2006
> On 4/24/06, deedee <deedee at writestop.com> wrote:
>> Forums can tend towards cliques. So-called "popular" forums,
>> especially, can have this quality -- because popularity
>> frequently equates to regulars who always show up and post.
> In a way this holds for mailing lists as well, but I think the
> difference is that forums usually have:
> - Large sections containing non-technical discussion
> - 'Post counts', often used as a measure of status
> - Signup date, also used as status symbol
> - A visible power structure, being able to see which posters are
> moderators/admins. In a mailing list people tend to treat each other
> more as peers.
> - Graphical avatars and signatures
> - "See who else is online" features
> Without those things, such as if you implemented a simple web
> interface ontop of the mailing list, I don't think there would be as
> many cliques.
Apparently I like the clique-ish-ness (try saying that 5 times fast ;-)
because I like every last one of those features..
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