Web forums - simple suggestion

Brian Vincent brian.vincent at gmail.com
Mon Apr 24 18:57:09 CDT 2006

On 4/23/06, Jeremy White <jwhite at codeweavers.com> wrote:
> Okay, so I've followed this thread, and I have
> a range of thoughts and what I think is a simple solution.

mod +1: Informative

I'm just going to agree with the whole post since you usually don't hear
from people who agree.

Third, I think the biggest problem is that there are 2 places
to go for help.  The wine-users mailing list, and the
> legacy usenet newsgroup.

Yup.  Definitely a problem.  Once in a while I browse around on the old
newsgroup, wine-users and I've also looked at the third-party online forums
when it  was around.  Basically I noticed there's a ton of people out there
willing to help others, but the brains seem to be disconnected.  I've seen
the same question appear in different forums multiple times.  There's a few
masochists who read all those forums and respond to the same questions on

I really think there's two solutions:
1.  Discard wine-users and the c.e.m.w. newsgroup and move strictly to our
own web forum.
2.  Get the old mail-news gateway in place and refer people to
groups.google.com for their web viewing pleasure.

#1 doesn't seem viable.  #2 will just collect a bunch of people whining
about the user interface (sorry Mike, I know you like your avatars), but
there's no possible web interface that could make everyone happy.

Our forums page does suck though.

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