Re-proposal: web forums
molle.bestefich at gmail.com
Sat Apr 22 12:07:17 CDT 2006
Mike Hearn wrote:
> Obviously _some_ people post to wine-users, but judging from other
> projects I'd expect there to be a lot of others who don't, simply
> because they're not comfortable with mailing lists as an interface.
When I first tried Wine many a year ago, it didn't work.
I saw there was a mailing list, but it required me to subscribe, which
very much sounded like:
1.) You'll get a whole lot of stuff in your inbox every day that you
don't care about.
2.) You'll expose your name and address to spammers worldwide.
Didn't sound like a good deal, so I thought what the heck and threw
Wine in the wastebin.
(I've come back since, but you can't expect everyone to be as stubborn
as I am..)
> The amount of traffic experienced by sites like ubuntuforums.org vs their
> -user lists is a fairly compelling piece of evidence, I'd say.
But I so very much dislike the notion of splitting the user base into
'the mailing list people' and 'the forum people'.
I hope we can find a better solution, one that is both easily
accessible to newcomers but can also deliver content directly to the
inboxes of those that have an interest in Wine itself.
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