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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Why a mailing list is superior to any web-based "forum"
Date Sun, 21 Oct 2012 19:25:58 GMT
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

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