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From Alexandro Colorado <...@oooes.org>
Subject Re: AOO volunteers: essential skills and tasks
Date Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:36:42 GMT
On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 4:17 AM, jan iversen <jancasacondor@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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).
>

There is a point to that, usually mailing list are backed up on other
services like gmame and nabbel, this are more web-friendly ui to find
relevant email from the past. That is usually what I do to find
conversations. I still dont have much experience with Markmail to be able
to do quick searches, plus I think this is only there for the old ML.


>
> Jan.
>
> On 21 October 2012 09:50, Fernando Cassia <fcassia@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM, jan iversen <jancasacondor@gmail.com>
> > 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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