[Asterisk-Dev] Re: [Asterisk-Users] s/asterisk mailinglists/asterisk forum/g ?

Greg Boehnlein damin at nacs.net
Sat Feb 7 12:35:22 MST 2004

On 7 Feb 2004, Joe Phillips wrote:

> On Sat, 2004-02-07 at 10:06, Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk wrote:
> > now that the lists are at 2-300 email messages a day, perhaps it's time
> > to move it to a web forum instead? This can give us lots of categories
> > (all the apps and channels etc etc), an easily searchable thing such as
> > phpbb and it'll be a lot easier to find the actual info.
> While I myself am feeling a little overwhelmed by the mail traffic too,
> I don't like the idea of forums.  Personally, I have yet to see a forum
> that I consider useful.  All too often forums are slow, difficult to
> search and waste too much time throughout the day polling for new posts.
> I think a decent mail list archive with searching capabilities and
> sortable by date/thread/author should be fine.  If the traffic is too
> much for you then unsubscribe and scan the archives from time to time.
> I'm involved with a few organizations that spent considerable time,
> effort and $$ setting up and managing forums only to find they are
> consistently under-utilized.
> I vote against forums.

Ditto. I hate forums. They are annoying.

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