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From David Smith <david.sm...@cornell.edu>
Subject Re: Why an email list, and not a forum?
Date Fri, 24 Sep 2010 12:20:38 GMT
 Absolutely.  I have no problem parsing and deleting.

--David

On 9/24/2010 8:18 AM, michel wrote:
> Sorry, but I don't get why people can't delete emails on topics they aren't 
> interested in; do some people here feel the need to read all the spam they 
> get?
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> Michel
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "David kerber" <dckerber@verizon.net>
> To: <users@tomcat.apache.org>
> Sent: Friday, September 24, 2010 8:00 AM
> Subject: Re: Why an email list, and not a forum?
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>> On 9/24/2010 4:06 AM, Wesley Acheson wrote:
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>>> The point is once your involved in something, doing more than just
>>> looking for answers a Mailing list is much better, it involves you
>>> much more directly. I don't have to check 10 sites for my 10
>>> subscribed mailing lists. The emails are just there all filtered into
>>> their own labels (folders). So its probably better for a open source
>>> project to use a mailing list.
>> +1.  I actually prefer NNTP groups, but mailing lists are a close second. 
>> As soon as you need to follow more than one group, e-mail is much more 
>> efficient than a web-based forum.
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>>> The dev list has other special functions you just wouldn't see working
>>> with a forum, such as having the commit logs mailed, and the bugs
>>> mailed. This doesn't work well with forums as you'd either have one
>>> massive topic or spam with several little topics.
>>>
>>> Having said all that though I woudn't attempt to read these lists with
>>> outlook/outlook express or thunderbird. That just wouldn't work for
>>> me.
>> T-bird works fine once you set filters to organize the e-mails.
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