[Asterisk-Dev] s/asterisk mailinglists/asterisk forum/g ?
lists001 at brianchristie.com
Sun Feb 8 15:45:09 MST 2004
Andrew Kohlsmith 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.
> This has been brought up several times and it's been shot down every single
> time. This time is no different.
> Web forums will not be viewed by the people who are actively developing
> asterisk since they're such a colossal waste of time, energy and bandwidth.
> It's so much harder to find info on a forum than it is on a mailing list --
> hideous colour schemes, animated emoticons, l33t sp34k, broken PHP and
> database backends -- that's just the start. So, like most other web
> forums, they will inevitably stagnate into a breeding ground for newbies
> and fill with messages -- nay /posts/ -- about how asterisk sucks ass
> because nobody can get any help.
> These lists are searchable, that too has been brought up many times, and
> someone even wrote a search app that lets you do fuzzy matching and other
> neat tricks. I don't have the URL handy, but it should be in the archives
> for -users within the last 30 days.
I believe the URL is http://asterisk.linkx.net/cgi-bin/asterisk
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