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From OmPrakash Muppirala <bigosma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Mailing Forums
Date Sun, 18 Aug 2013 16:46:53 GMT
On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 9:42 AM, Stephan Plath <flex-dev@gmx.net> wrote:

> Am 17.08.2013 19:06, schrieb Justin Mclean:
>> ... but I still don't understand why people prefer it to using a real
>> email client.
> I guess there are endless discussions in the web why the one is better
> than the other respectively about the pros and cons.
> One good "theory" is this one:
> http://www.freelock.com/blog/**john-locke/2010-03/mailing-**
> list-or-forum-theory<http://www.freelock.com/blog/john-locke/2010-03/mailing-list-or-forum-theory>
> There is also an interesting discussion at stackexchange:
> http://programmers.**stackexchange.com/questions/**
> 71148/why-do-programmers-**still-use-mailing-lists<http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/71148/why-do-programmers-still-use-mailing-lists>
> and you can even find psychological reflections like this:
> http://psychcentral.com/blog/**archives/2012/10/20/mailing-**
> lists-versus-forums-community-**convenience-closeness/<http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/10/20/mailing-lists-versus-forums-community-convenience-closeness/>
> One aspect of my own preference (or better co-existence) of a web forum is
> the usage of multiple devices for (mainly) reading the mailing lists. I'm
> managing the mailing list emails on my laptop with Thunderbird which is OK,
> but could be better in thread-sorting/arrangement. The other time I use my
> iPad, but I won't imagine how to handle the mailing list with iPad's mail
> client. The web mailing list archive is crippled and cumbersome. Even more
> on my smartphone!
> I also follow the activity on the mailing list on my PC at work and there
> I don't want flood my mail client with even more mails. Again I dislike
> there to use the mailing list archive and I couldn't write to mailing list
> - until now.
> So I still don't understand why people don't understand the reasons to
> using web forums, but ...
> > Each to their own I guess.
> I think that's a good conclusion of all. ;-)
> Thank you Justin, for the realization! :)
> Stephan

And the best part is that folks who prefer the mailing list wont even have
to know that such a mirrored forum exists.  Everyone is happy now :-)

Thanks Justin!


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