Do we need a forum?

Austin English austinenglish at
Mon Feb 18 21:11:24 CST 2008

On Feb 18, 2008 8:53 PM, Christopher Harvey <arbuckle911 at> wrote:
> L. Rahyen wrote:
> > On Monday February 18 2008 19:44:08 Austin English wrote:
> >
> >> On Feb 18, 2008 12:35 PM, L. Rahyen <research at> wrote:
> >>
> >>>         Of course, there is some people who like forums. If we decide to
> >>> create forum specifically for them, it is important to have possibility
> >>> to subscribe for receiving all (full) messages from the forum to e-mail
> >>> with direct link to reply page for corresponding message, and ability to
> >>> login permanently without stupid timeout (using cookies). In fact there
> >>> is some forums like this (unfortunately, all of them are unrelated to
> >>> WINE) and they are pretty usable (however, personally I like mailing
> >>> lists more, and didn't used forums for a long time). Of course, if there
> >>> is no volunteer(s) to create and support such forum - then wine-users is
> >>> enough I think.
> >>>
> >> In my experience, the 'older' crowd prefers newsgroups, but 'younger'
> >> people prefer message boards. Similar to how more advanced users
> >> prefer CLI, but inexperienced/novices use GUI. It seems to me we're
> >> trying to help the gui type of person, and a message board would be an
> >> easier way to do this, IMHO.
> >>
> >
> >       Then what exactly we want? It is useful to decide what we need. For example,
> > phpBB forum with certain mods/modifications to give functionality I
> > mentioned. If we agree with this (or decide to choose something else), then
> > we can discuss next details, etc.
> >       In fact, if we decide to create phpBB forum, I can help here. I have
> > programming experience with this in the past, and I can create ready-for-use
> > forum if we decide we need this (of course I can make also its design, etc.).
> > Also, I can give hosting on my server.
> >       But first, we should make decision what we need. If above offer is
> > acceptable, then design details can be discussed farther. If not then what is
> > acceptable.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> Why not make a forum and then have winehq link to it? If it becomes
> popular maybe it'll become the official one. That's the spirit of the
> GPL, the way I see it, don't need popular support or permission.

If everyone seems happy the way is organized, we could
simply add a link on winehq. That way we don't add another forum to
the mix, and also have one area that can gather users of wine with
winehq's blessing.


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