Re-proposal: web forums
dank at kegel.com
Sat Apr 22 13:48:10 CDT 2006
Mike Hearn wrote:
>> Worse still, if a particular web forum goes offline, all its
>> content is lost; not so for mailing lists, which are archived
>> in multiple locations and so are much more reliable and long-lived.
> If you mean archived in peoples inboxes, then I'd argue that this is
> really not an archive at all.
No, I mean that there are multiple archives of many mailing lists;
if one goes offline, the others are there and usable.
(And if you don't like the user interface of one, you have options.)
> 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.
The null hypothesis (that wine is just unpopular) still needs to be
I'd rather fix that problem (by getting Wine working) before worrying about
whether my Aunt Tillie can post Wine support questions!
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