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 From:  Jack Pivac <email at delphinus dot co dot nz>
 To:  Don Munyak <don dot munyak at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: Fwd: [m0n0wall] Re: m0n0wall forums
 Date:  Wed, 05 Oct 2005 11:11:52 +1300
My point exactly with the categories etc etc.

It would help people like the developers as they would not have to troll 
through newbie requests. And we could have a a section for requested 
updates etc etc.

> Perhaps we need to start a fresh "Good hardware and sources with prices" 
> thread?  Always handy, and changes enough to justify a new one every so 
> often...

Could have a 'sticky' post in a hardware section, so it always stays at 
top, hence easy to find.

I'm happy to do the installation if someone can provide me with some 
webspace and database access. And someone more monowall knowledgeable to 
help me set up the categories.


Don Munyak wrote:

>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.
>+--FW Rules
>+--Captive Portal
>Unofficial Enhancements
>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
>searching first.
>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.
>- Don
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