On Thu, 4 Oct 2007, David Artman wrote:
Summary: forums are best, wikis a close second (functionally), and lists are lame
I feel (almost) exactly opposite. Forums are lame (imho), wiki talk pages are lamer still, and lists are great.
Wikis weren't designed with discussion in mind, they were designed with "hey, let's have one place to go to look things up, and make it easy to change" in mind; discussion invariable happens there about what changes to make. Lists and forums were designed with discussion in mind; once a decision is made, it should be recorded on the wiki.
(Replacing a wiki's talk system with forums would be an interesting experiment though.)
-- Dale Sheldon dales@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx