Re-proposal: web forums

Paul subsolar at
Sat Apr 22 08:57:48 CDT 2006

On Sat, 2006-04-22 at 14:39 +0100, Mike Hearn wrote:
> Many projects, including large ones such as Gentoo, provide web forums for
> their users. The benefits are:
> * Users can help each other
> * Sometimes developers may read it and:
>   * Be able to help users too
>   * Learn what difficulties people are facing
> * Many people seem to prefer the web interface to mailing
>   lists/newsgroups
> It has been brought up before and people weren't really keen, but I
> thought I'd bring it up again as we get a lot of value out of the forums
> in the autopackage project, and I can't seem to find the old 3rd party
> Wine forums there used to be anymore.
> So I'd like to propose:
> Running phpBB or some similar type web forum software, with official links
> and so on from WineHQ. Newman, what do you think, do we have server
> capacity to do this? Do you have time to set it up?
> Others, does anybody have any _serious_ objections (by which I mean other
> than "I don't like web interfaces" ;)

I don't like web interfaces!

No seriously, I don't have the time to spend going out and monitoring a
dozen forums.  I find mail lists much more convenient ... the
information comes to me, I don't have to go to the information.


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