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 From:  "Alex M" <radiussupport at lrcommunications dot net>
 To:  "'Mark Schoonover'" <schoon at amgt dot com>
 Cc:  "Mono Dev List" <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall-dev] why dont we have forum?
 Date:  Fri, 8 Sep 2006 12:37:30 -0400
Well I guess I have no way to convince the conservative people. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Schoonover [mailto:schoon at amgt dot com] 
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 12:10 PM
To: 'Alex M'; 'Lee Sharp'
Cc: Mono Dev List
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall-dev] why dont we have forum?

Alex M wrote:
> Well but the point of the forum is that you (or should I say I, as a
> user [mostly]) can subscribe to threats that im particularly
> interested, and as forum leader you are subscribed to all of them and
> you still can relpy to posts via email...
> 

Any sufficiently descent email client can search by keywords, and flag
messages as needed. I have all my emails sorted by list, then certain
keywords will put key messages in my inbox. That way, I only need to look
into various email folders for other stuff I might be interested in.

I never did get this forum idea. You have to have a web browser going, big
pain at times. Sometimes I can only ssh in, and have to use Mutt. Try
reading a forum with lynx! It can be done, not a slam against lynx, but it's
for more difficult than reading an email. Plus I have an offline copy of
everything from the list, I can store important messages and not have to use
the list archives...

There's plenty of reasons why a simple listserv is better than a web forum.

HTH

Mark

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