From: Paul Amaranth <Paul@Auroragrp.Com> - 2004-07-28 13:28:35
> So, the question is, do we need a mailing list ? Forum seems to serve
> the same function really well. PhpBB allows for "sticky" postings
> (postings that are always on top so they are always visible), supports
> simple text markup, their search function is pretty good. phpBB also
> supports private messaging between people; every user has their own
> inbox. Users can create their own online polls.
Personally, I prefer the mailing list; I never look at the Sourceforge
forum. It's easier to track major developments by scanning the topic
list at the head of the digest rather than spending the time to track
through a web interface looking for items of interest. Interesting
notes get filed away for later searches. From a time management
viewpoint, I find the mailing list much more effecient than web forums.
I suppose you can consider this a vote to keep a mailing list in some form.
Paul Amaranth, GCIH | Rochester MI, USA
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