[TriLUG] forum software as an alternative to email?
acoliver at buni.org
Wed Aug 15 09:46:41 EDT 2007
NO. It doesn't. In fact I STILL can't post to flex-open-source despite
google making me create like 12 accounts. It FORCES me to use my gmail
account and even like only every other one of those show up for some odd
Warren Myers wrote:
> I know it's a hosted solution, but Google Groups handles that quite nicely.
> My $.02
> On 8/15/07, Magnus <magnus at trilug.org> wrote:
>> Jason Herr wrote:
>>> If trilug is growing, why not look at using forum software for
>>> communication? Many have rss feeds, so one could read it in
>>> thunderbird. The biggest issue I've seen with mailing lists is the
>>> simple organizational one. Large groups of people are dumber then
>>> small ones. The odds of a smart-alec remark being offensive or
>>> misinterpreted increases.
>> Patience. The mailing list software that TriLUG uses is working towards
>> a 3.0 version on the horizon (no, it is not close) and one of the
>> features that is being tossed around for that release is forum
>> integration. So people who want the mailing list can use the mailing
>> list, but people who prefer a forum can still participate through that
>> method. And it's all the same communications delivered through two
>> different methods.
>> The old archives should likely be importable into the forum.
>> This isn't happening *soon* but let's talk about it again next summer. :)
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