[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Forum

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Mon Jul 26 11:03:00 EDT 2010

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 15:47, Nick Bowler <nbowler at elliptictech.com> wrote:
> On 10:37 Mon 26 Jul     , Job Vranish wrote:
>> I agree. A web forum would be more friendly to newcomers, easier to browse,
>> and better organized, than the mailing list.
> I don't understand this sentiment at all.  How are web forums easier to
> browse than list archives?  Especially given that there are usually multiple
> archives for each ML, with a variety of ways to use them (e.g., I tend to
> use gmane with my newsreader for this purpose).

Irrespective of what is easier to use, what really counts is where the
*targets* of your post hang out.  Personally I prefer a mailing list, and I
would only ever use a forum if I had a better chance of getting good and
informative answers there.

Another option is to import the entire haskell-cafe archive into gmail :-)

>> Some people will still prefer the mailing list of course, but I think there
>> will be enough demand to justify a forum :)
> Wine has a web forum that is directly connected to their mailing lists:
> each post on the forum is sent to the corresponding list and vice versa.
> The web forum interface doesn't support proper threading, but it
> otherwise seems to work OK.  Perhaps something like that would be
> useful?

This would be a good compromise.


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