Jayden Phillips wrote:
> The problem with a mailing list is that it just is not the best for
> people who don't want to stay on the list. Its a hassle for some people.
> For example when i first started using m0n0wall I wanted some help but
> did not want daily emails. It was just annoying. But now I am fine with
> them as I have set it up so they automatically go into a folder for
> m0n0wall this makes my life easier. But for new users a forum would be
> much simpler. Maybe we should use yahoo groups? It works in a easy way
> for everyone. As it can be used as a mailing list but people can also
> post on the webpage. They don't have to sign up for the mailing list,
> just for the ones they start. This may give us the best of both worlds
> but it takes time to switch.....
You know, I have to chime in here... but of the lists I've been on (sans
the fvwm list in the last couple of years), this is one of the LEAST
inactive lists I've been on in a while. I am shocked that anyone would
be bothered by the volume of the list, especially given that the subject
line is modified in a predictable to assist filtering.
The only mailing list I've seen integrate well with a forum is the
mythtv lists. I don't know how they do it, or the service they use, but
I'd like to point out that besides the freebsd 6 prize money, this is
also the most active thread in a while, which is kinda sad given that it
claims the lists are active enough to require a forum. If this list goes
to a forum, I think it'd be a waste of energy.