[cvsnt-dev] Re: Where to go forward with the main list.

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Sun Jul 23 16:58:16 UTC 2006

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Glen Starrett wrote:
> I agree with this -- Members only is a very good way.  However, the only 
> way I ever use this list anymore is with a newsreader.  That assumes 
> people still be are able to post to news server and have it get to the 
> email users.

That should work, or at least if if doesn't at the moment it's fixable.

How about... close the list to nonmembers, and include in the bounce message a 
message to the effect that the news server is still open for nonmenbers to 
post to (will have to think about the wording).

> Forums are a pain but have better historical context since they keep 
> their threading better than a mailman archive.  Google searches will 
> send them to the entire thread instead just one message -- sometimes the 
>  messages have broken threading.

> IMHO Forums are poor for the people using them daily, unless the fancy 
> formatting and smilies actually help the conversation.

I dislike web forums in general, although I did try an experimental one at 
www.cvsnt.org/bb which is still running.  The problem is the mapping between 
newsgroup->forum really doesn't work well since the posting styles are different.


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