I'm using the sourceforge forum for doing support on my m0n0wall based
project (I don't want to loose my time for setting up a forum and maintain
"Every forum is plauged by spammers"
=> I don't have this problem under sourceforge. I think that they have very
strong anti-spam features.
=> Yes, forum are very easy to use for a newbies (compare to a
mailing-list)... And there are lot's of newbie in the forum!
We try to answer to the maximum question: personnal quest for increase the
knowledge of all the newbie on the Internet :-)
But it's very time consuming.
"and people who start flashing each other."
=> For the moment, I don't meet this problem too. But there are few
discution not related to problem.
It's only a support foum: There are lot's of bug on my software, then the
user are focused on their problem and they don't have time for flashing each
About using the sourceforge forum:
I'm on a monitor mode, then I receive an email for each post (that include
the text of poster and a link for direct response).
It's a very simple forum, but it's works.
My little advice:
Don't use a forum for your "developer" discussion, kept the mailing list
But If you want a good support tools, forum can a more easy to use
solution.. but there will be lot's of questions from newbie (a question from
a newbie is never a stupid question... it's only a newbie question).
Olivier (an old newbie)
FreeNAS main developer
2007/1/10, Kerem Erciyes <kerem dot erciyes at gmail dot com>:
> Every forum is plauged by spammers, absolute newbies and people who start
> flashing each other.
> Amportal (now freepbx) started mail-2-forum to interface the list with
> forums. Now I am off the list, since it doesn't make sense anymore. Hope
> have some remedies in mind for the potential hazards of forums, which most
> of us are happy to do without.
> Kerem Erciyes
> kerem dot erciyes at gmail dot com