Forum proposal

John Smith xixsimplicityxix at
Thu Mar 1 12:24:24 CST 2007

Perhaps there is some middle ground in that support could be improved to
make the mailing list archive a bit more forum like and allow posting to the
mailing list from the pages on which the mailing list messages would be
published? It wouldn't be that different except perhaps the flow and display
of conversation would be more easily caught up on by new comers.  As it is
right now its hard to find out what has been or is being discussed without
waiting a few weeks and then puzzling it out.

To sum up, mailing list stays, but the archive of it on webpages would get
more of an interface to allow better collection and organization of past
conversations (very forum like).


On 3/1/07, brettholcomb at <brettholcomb at> wrote:
> I fully agree with Jonathan - the mail lists that have gone to forums I've
> dropped off.  I can check the mail lists quickly, easily, filter as
> necessary and get what I need without having to sign on and wade through a
> bunch of posts.  If people really want forums setup a forum and let those
> who want it use it.
> >
> > From: Jonathan Allen <jonathan at>
> > Date: 2007/03/01 Thu AM 11:20:18 EST
> > To: wine-devel at
> > Subject: Re: Forum proposal
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 05:15:03PM +0100, Luis Carlos Busquets Pérez
> wrote:
> > > Instead of having the mailing lists, I think that a "forum" would
> increase
> > > and facilitate the group working.
> >
> > I could agree less.  IMHO a mailing list works well by making sure that
> > everyone gets everything, without them needing to go anywhere to get it.
> > A forum wil immediately disenfranchise all thsoe who have no immediate
> > need to go and visit the forum site every day and so will miss important
> > annoucements and so on.  Bad idea.
> >
> > Jonathan
> >
> >
> >
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