Not that I contribute a great deal here, but I do
read every message to stay up to date, and fwiw I wouldn't check a forum . .
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 6:37
Subject: Re: [Icehouse] Icehouse /
It's like my words coming out of your mouth.
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
On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 4:21 AM, James Hazelton <jameshazelton@xxxxxxxxx
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)?
can't provide one but am merely suggesting that it would probably be a
little bit easier to maintain, read and contribute
Ora, lege, lege, lege, relege, labora et invenies.