Re-proposal: web forums

Paul subsolar at
Sat Apr 22 09:01:54 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.

The other issue I would say is it dilutes the knowledge available since
not everybody will monitor the web forum along with the mail list.  That
is unless you plan on dropping the mail list.

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