It's like my words coming out of your mouth.
I would greatly prefer a forum. I participate in multiple forums already and could easily check a LL one every couple days. Trying to have a discussion on a wiki is a nightmare and a list serv is only tolerable. Message boards, in my opinion, work so much better.
The problem for the Looneys i imagine is maintaining the space and the moderation that would have to be involved in a forum. I help mod a relatively small forum and some days it can be a good bit of work.
On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 4:21 AM, James Hazelton <jameshazelton@xxxxxxxxx
It's been suggested several times, but some of the people here strongly prefer the mailing list system, and the people who strongly prefer the forum system obviously aren't on the mailing list to voice an opinion. Last I heard, someone was looking into it, that was a while ago.
A 3am rant follows. Read at your own risk.
I personally hate the mailing list system. But unless I want to wade through the wiki's terrible discussion format, or sign up for some horrible social networking site, this is my only way to discuss Looney goings-on. I'm sorry if I sound bitter, but there are days when I am audibly notified about a new email every five minutes, only to discover every time that it's just yet another person explaining (at length, usually) his opinion on just what algorithm is best for determining 4th, 5th, and 6th place in the some game contest, all the time knowing that under a forum system, I could ignore topics that don't interest me without getting the false hope that someone actually has business with me. And don't get me started on people who reply to "Icehouse Digest Volume 45,678 Issue 62," breaking gmail's perfect forum thread view and shattering a topic into two arbitrarily separate subject titles.
(Sending this again as I dont know if my message got through)
What would you say to an Icehouse / Treehouse own standalone forum (maybe as a complement or even a replacement for the Yahoo List)?
I can't provide one but am merely suggesting that it would probably be a little bit easier to maintain, read and contribute to...
Icehouse mailing list
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