[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell Forum
john at repetae.net
Mon Jul 26 16:58:19 EDT 2010
On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 04:37:45PM -0400, Nick Bowler wrote:
> On 13:28 Mon 26 Jul , Kevin Jardine wrote:
> > On Jul 26, 10:10 pm, Evan Laforge <qdun... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Interesting, I've never figured out why some people prefer forums, but
> > > you're proof that they exist :)
> > This debate is eerily similar to several others I've seen (for
> > example, on the interactive fiction mailing list).
> > In every case I've seen, a web forum vs. mailing list debate has been
> > pointless at best and sometimes turned into a flame war. I think that
> > it's best for people who prefer a web forum to establish one and use
> > it, and for those who prefer the mailing list approach to continue to
> > use that.
> It seems to me, then, that a wine-like web forum <-> mailing list
> gateway would satisfy everyone without fragmenting the community?
> See http://forum.winehq.org/viewforum.php?f=2.
There already is an NNTP <-> mailing list gateway via gmane that gives a
nice forumy and threaded web interface for those with insufficient email
readers. Adding a completely different interface seems unnecessary and
John Meacham - ⑆repetae.net⑆john⑈ - http://notanumber.net/
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