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From "Nathaniel Alfred" <>
Subject RE: Community health
Date Thu, 12 May 2005 10:27:46 GMT
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sebastien Arbogast []
>Sent: Mittwoch, 11. Mai 2005 23:16
>Subject: Re: Community health

>Personally I think of mailing lists as really old-fashioned ways of
>communicate, all the more so as they are more and more often
>"attacked" by spam filters and as there is no way to moderate them and
>assess contributors' participation. That's why I don't really
>understand the reason why so many Open Source projects continue to use
>them instead of forums. It's so easy to use, so much easier to
>moderate and there are very few technical problems like spam blocking.

Mailing lists may be old-fashioned but they are still the best instrument for neartime discussion
between busy people.  Personally I cannot imagine to browse a forum more often than maybe
twice a week whilst my email inbox is open continously.

Cheers, Alfred.
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