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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Why a mailing list is superior to any web-based "forum"
Date Sun, 21 Oct 2012 20:24:22 GMT
markmail carries all apache lists and
has a great search interface.





>________________________________
> From: Alexandro Colorado <jza@oooes.org>
>To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org; Joe Schaefer <joe_schaefer@yahoo.com> 
>Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2012 4:22 PM
>Subject: Re: Why a mailing list is superior to any web-based "forum"
> 
>On 10/21/12, Joe Schaefer <joe_schaefer@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> FWIW this is the only Apache project where
>> forums are supported, and if a good case
>> can be made as to why some mailing list
>> traffic would be better served on the forums,
>> go for it.  It's just that mailing lists
>> are where we expect project decisions to
>> be made because we have standard ways of
>> providing those archived messages to members,
>> who would expect similar things from forum
>> decision-making processes.
>
>That said I would have expected a better mailing list interface, the
>current one lacks even a search bar, let alone some advanced search.
>OOo used to have also a pretty basic way of searching through the
>mailing list but eve that, was more helpful.
>
>Are these mailing list archieved externally by nabble/gmane or something else?
>
>FYI LibO also expend many mosquitoes lifecycle on this topic. They do
>provide a forumesque interface for mailing list.
>http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/
>and
>http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/nabble-mailing-list-interface/
>
>Nabble website:
>http://www.nabble.com/
>
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>>
>>>________________________________
>>> From: Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>
>>>To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
>>>Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2012 3:25 PM
>>>Subject: Re: Why a mailing list is superior to any web-based "forum"
>>>
>>>On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 3:08 PM, RGB ES <rgb.mldc@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 2012/10/21 Fernando Cassia <fcassia@gmail.com>
>>>>
>>>>> On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 6:59 AM, David McKay <dmckay@btconnect.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> > Technical aspects are bets handled through a mailing list; general
>>>>> > user
>>>>> > questions are best handled through a forum.
>>>>>
>>>>> I agree that a dual approach makes everyone happy.
>>>>>
>>>>> I should have renamed it "why mailing lists should never be
>>>>> killed".... it was typed after reading one list member say "why a
>>>>> mailing list?".
>>>>>
>>>>> FC
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a
>>>>> revolutionary act
>>>>> - George Orwell
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> One reasons why this "holy war" between MLs and Forums goes on and on is
>>>> because both sides try to "make things clear for everyone"(1) explaining
>>>> why their position is the best one... and both sides are at the same time
>>>> right and wrong! Both solutions have pros and cons: there is no perfect
>>>> system, that's all.
>>>>
>>>> We have MLs for development and "decision making" and we have Forums for
>>>> user support. Please, let's go on with life: holy wars are tiresome.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>>
>>>> (1) There is a Spanish saying that goes "no aclares que oscureces" but
>>>> I'm
>>>> not sure how to translate it into English... something like "do not
>>>> clarify
>>>> that you are making it darker" is near, but not exactly the same ;)
>>>>
>>>
>>>In English we sometimes say, "Everyone complains about the weather,
>>>but no one does anything about it."    There will also be some topics
>>>that generate debate but without any practical conclusions.
>>>
>>>-Rob
>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>> Ricardo
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>
>-- 
>Alexandro Colorado
>PPMC Apache OpenOffice
>http://es.openoffice.org
>
>
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