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 From:  "Olivier Cochard-Labbe" <olivier at freenas dot org>
 To:  "Kerem Erciyes" <kerem dot erciyes at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  "Alex M" <radiussupport at lrcommunications dot net>, "Mono Dev List" <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] RE: [Forged Sender] RE: [m0n0wall] Re: why dont we have forum?
 Date:  Wed, 10 Jan 2007 22:15:30 +0100
Hi all,

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
it).

"Every forum is plauged by spammers"
=> I don't have this problem under sourceforge. I think that they have very
strong anti-spam features.

"absolute newbies"
=> 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
other.

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
(newbie filter).
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).

Regards,

Olivier (an old newbie)

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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
> you
> have some remedies in mind for the potential hazards of forums, which most
> of us are happy to do without.
>
> Regards,
> Kerem
>
> --
> ______________________________________
> Kerem Erciyes
> kerem dot erciyes at gmail dot com
>