I have the web space, my own server with 6 sites, and have direct resource
to the author of MegaBBS, it's a fantastic forum written in .asp.
www.pd9soft.com I am a fan of forums myself but lists are fine. I can easily
search for anything using Outlook in my m0n0wall filtered folders as things
are now. The arguments of having to visit a forum or sort thru a list to me
are petty, it's the users preference... That aside, I am sure there are
several of us that could provide the forum but it is ultimately Manual's
decision if it were to be "official". I believe there are a few people that
have tried to start forums but if the majority of users don't use them, they
fade away and provide no real info. Integrating the list into a forum is an
idea I had also thought of a while back but never went forward on. I have
the entire list back to Feb 2004 in my .pst file now. If you want to program
a way to import a pst folder into a standard access database, have at it and
I can have a site up in an hour.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack Pivac [mailto:email at delphinus dot co dot nz]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 6:12 PM
> To: Don Munyak
> Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: Re: Fwd: [m0n0wall] Re: m0n0wall forums
> 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
> >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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