I asked the question about "why not a web-based forum" several months
ago and got lit up like a christmas tree ;-). I got flamed so bad, I
was smoking for days.
Honestly I have come to understand why certain indiviuals like email
vs web based forums...email just arrives in your inbox. No need to go
to a forum and you can delete what you don't want to respond to. To
some degree (since I got a gmail account) I don't mind the list server
that much anymore. With my gmail account, I can read messages from any
However searching for a solution isn't as flexible as using a web
based forum. I am not saying it can't be done, it's just a lot easier
using a web based forum from my experience.
But If I had any influence at all, I would like to see a web based forum.
The list server for m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch seems to be a "catch-all"
mailing list. Everything from n00b questions to hacking the
functionality of m0n0wall, all on one list. I can only imagine the
bandwidth consumption for outgoing mail to everyone on the list.
If a web based forum were made available:
The theme for the forum could be built to minimize graphics making it
very fast with minimal bandwidth.
Categories and sub-categories could be setup to allow (ideally) the
ability to search for a solution before posting.
Threads for a particular subject could potentially be indefinite...ie
Support for wireless and pptp. I have seen many similar posts for the
same type of support requested, often duplicated. I can only assume
this is the case because the original poster was unsuccesful at
You will never eliminate redunadant posting, but if you setup
categories, you could aleast create a "folder" of likely place to
search first before posting.
Now I'm not complaining. I really appreciate all the help I have
gotten in the past AND all the effort on the part of those making the
list server possible. I am just offering my humble opinion.