[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Forum

aditya siram aditya.siram at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 23:09:28 EDT 2010

We have a Google group. Doesn't that qualify?

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 9:59 PM, Kurt Häusler <kurt.haeusler at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I think it might be valuable to have a web forum. Not as a different
> interface to the same community, but as a different community.
> Perhaps the sort of people that prefer mailing lists and the sort of people
> that prefer web forums are different after all, and a community that grows
> up around a forum could serve different needs and exhibit different
> characteristics to that of the mailing list.
> It would not be fragmentation, it would be growth, and I imagine there
> would be a degree of overlap.
> For me the choice of mailing list or web forum depends on the topic, and
> how I want to use it, I think for me, when it comes to feeling part of a
> Haskell community a web forum may suit better than the mailing list, so I
> would like to try it.
> For me mailing lists are great for focussed technical questions and
> discussions, but less useful for building a community. A web forum tends to
> be less sterile and allows more personality to show through and I guess it
> allows a bit more of the culture surrounding the core tech to flourish, as
> members begin to form images of each other. Definitely not for many of you I
> am sure, but I think if the goal is to nourish a culture and encourage a
> true community rather than just technical Q&A, then a web forum would be an
> intriguing option.
> But a different interface to the same community doesn't make much sense.
> And let us try and find a Haskell based software solution for it, I thought
> phpBB was a joke in the OP.
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