[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Forum

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Mon Jul 26 15:56:37 EDT 2010

Vo Minh Thu wrote:
> The idea of a forum has been brought to this list a few times in the
> past. Unfortunately for those who thought it was a good idea, it
> didn't really catched up.
> Haskellers are generaly found of the mailing-list interface.

I'm not particularly fond of mailing lists. It's a very unstructured way 
to manage large volumes of messages. (Plus my ISP's spam filter is 
utterly hopeless. It somehow fails to block the actual spam, and yet 
repeatedly marks Haskell Cafe messages as spam...)

My personal preference would be for NNTP. It seems to handle threading 
much better. You can easily "kill" threads you're not interested in, and 
thereafter not bother downloading them. You can use several different 
client programs. And so on. However, last time I voiced this opinion, 
people started talking about something called "usenet", which I've never 
heard of...

> Beside, with stackoverflow, reddit, #haskell, the wiki, the upcoming
> social hackage, ... our bases are nicely covered.

Kind of fragmented though, no?

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