Do we need a forum?
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Sun Feb 24 11:00:34 CST 2008
On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 1:13 AM, L. Rahyen <research at science.su> wrote:
> > As for registration, every forum ive ever visited asked for registration,
> > sorry but I don't understand what your asking for?
> > Tom
> Well, there is some forums which provides "quick reply" form at the bottom of
> the thread (on any of its pages). If you are logged in, you can type text
> there and then submit it as usually. If you are not logged in, you will be
> able to enter your nickname, protection code and text with your reply.
> Protection code is intended as protection from "spam bots". Usually,
> protection code provided as somewhat noisy image with few digits and user
> should recognize them and enter correctly in the "protection code" field.
> Sometimes additional optional fields with password is provided so user can
> login and send an answer simultaneously. If he/she leave password field blank
> then reply is posted anyway with provided nickname but with "guest" settings
> (such as default avatar for all guests or not avatar at all, etc.) and guest
> privileges. Sometimes nickname collisions are allowed, sometimes not.
> Typically it is good idea to make "guest" settings in the way that clearly
> marks all guest posts as such.
> However, depending on the code base of a forum, it may be simple to integrate
> such a feature, or hard.
> But registration is one-time problem, especially for people who just want to
> ask one question or answer to some topic (that was found using Google for
> example) and don't plan to use the forum frequently. And many people can
> consider this as "minor" issue.
> More important problem is lack of ability to subscribe for all messages from
> the forum as as well as inability to answer via standard mail client. These
> problems are most important. wine-forum.org doesn't provide such
> functionality. It would be great if this is fixed.
> *At least* there should be possibility to subscribe to all messages from the
> forum and possibility to answer by clicking on the link (to the reply form on
> the forum) in each e-mail message from the forum (direct processing of the
> e-mail answers is even better but can be harder to implement). It is also
> important that after you logged in you don't need to login every time again
> But I have no idea how hard/easy will be to implement these features on
> wine-forum.org because I know very little about vBulletin used by wine-forum.
> I think that recently created http://forum.winehq.org/ seems to be the best
> solution. Registration there isn't a problem because anyone can write a
> message directly to the mailing list without registration on the forum. This
> is exactly what I imagine as a perfect solution suitable for all users:
> everyone can post answers without logging in (via the mailing list),
> everybody can use forum or mailing list (depending on personal choice), and
> it is possible to receive and answer using any e-mail client you like. So I
> think winehq.org now have very good forum with nice sync with wine-users
> mailing list! I really like it. In fact it solves all major problems that I
> mentioned in my previous messages!
I sincerely wish you guys the best fighting off the spam assault :D
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