I guess what i would be ok with is a forum that gives me the option of having the posts ( all of them not just threads I must go to the forum to choose) emailed to me. that way folks who find the delete button or the audible notification ( a feature I don't use for just this reason) too annoying can use the forums and folks who would rather have everything come to them can have that too.
On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 7:55 AM, miyu <xmiyux@xxxxxxxxx
My solution to the forum/email thing is handled by the ability to subscribe to threads i'm interested in. This then sends me an email any time a new post is made in a certain thread (or threads) on a forum and i can archive those notifications (with gmail tags) however i see fit to reference them later if i want.
On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 7:03 AM, Carlton Noles <carlton.noles@xxxxxxxxx
my only concern with alll of this is that mailing list participation does not vanish. Yes I am one of those that GREATLY prefers the mail list. One place and only one place to get the goods. I have never cared for forums personally (excep for searching through after the discussion is over).One more place to go to see what's going on eventually means I won't go there. Since i always check my email I always know whats up. as for unwanted threads (like in my case con threads since I can't afford to go to one, yet) I just archive them without reading. (Love gmail.) And yes there are problems with mail lists but there are problems with forums too. and I think we all agree a wiki discussion page replaces neither of those two.
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