Re-proposal: web forums
blin at gmx.net
Sun Apr 23 12:03:07 CDT 2006
* "Tom Spear (Dustin Booker, Dustin Navea)" <speeddymon at gmail.com> [23/04/06, 11:40:39]:
> Yes you do, but personally I hate the appdb, and im rarely ever going to
> pull up irc even though it is installed, because i dont like having to
> switch networks back and forth.
> I'm sure that the majority of users (the non-techies anyways) will
> second most of what I said above. I think the winehq site suffers from
> information overload (theres waaaay too much info all over it), and so
> putting a forum in will make things a lot easier to maintain..
How will a forum make maintance easier? I would see that for a Wiki
where everybody can edit.. but a forum?
> Personally I think all we need is winehq, bugzilla, the mailing lists
> and the forums. IRC can stay, but lets make it our own server,
> irc.winehq.org, so that we have some control over what happens.. versus
> not having any control when the server dies. Come to think of it, I
> have been netadmin for multiple irc networks, and server admin on
> several others. Hell most of my C experience was in modifying servers
> to do what I wanted, and to fix bugs that the devs didn't properly
> fix... I may be a bit rusty, but I would be glad to get another shell
> account somewhere and host irc.winehq.org out of my own pocket (maybe
> with a little help from the fund, but not much), and at the same time I
> can put the forums on there too..
* How would getting our own IRC server fix the "having to switch
networks back and forth" problem? As opposed to freenode, where I can
hang out in #wine-devel, #winehq, #samba-technical and so on, I now
need to switch networks if I want to go from #wine-devel to
* You said some paragraphs before that you didn't like IRC. Why do you
suddenly volunteer to run a server?
Just my EUR 0.02
Kai Blin, (blin at gmx dot net)
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