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From jan iversen <>
Subject Re: AOO volunteers: essential skills and tasks
Date Sun, 21 Oct 2012 09:17:29 GMT
Sorry, it seemed my remark sparked quite some feelings, that was not my
intention !

But not having been on the list for very long, means that there a lot of
history I dont have, and the mailer didnt exactly like when I tried to get
all messages. During my research for a updated l10n process, I have often
heard "that has been discussed before", which makes me go search for old
mail. In a forum we would have more catagories than just one mailling list,
making it easier to find relevant old information. That was all that was in
my remark (getting history).


On 21 October 2012 09:50, Fernando Cassia <> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM, jan iversen <>
> wrote:
> > 3) +1, but I will never understand why it is a mailing list and not a
> > forum, where it is so much easier to look at history
> Oh please, not again... mailing lists have many advantages over web forums:
> 1. Speed (the emails arrive automagically, are text-only -most of the
> time-), no waiting for forum web pages to load, no adverts, no
> footers, no colors, no graphical sig files, no animated gifs to look
> at, no delay to "log-in", messages just arrive to your mailbox
> 2. Easy archival (just set a rule and archive your list email to a
> given subfolder or a given GMail Label)
> 3. Reply speed (most of my on-line time is spent loking at the gmail
> inbox, when something of interest arrives -ie ooo-dev with some
> interesting subject line- I click and read it immediately).
> 4. Sense of community: it´s much easier to deal with troublemakers,
> spammers and trolls etc on a mailing list (just ban his email address)
> than on web forums.
> ...and that just are the most obvious ones off the top of my head on a
> Sunday at 4:50am local time...
> FC
> --
> During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a
> revolutionary act
> - George Orwell

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