I don't think that anyone is remotely thinking to replace this list with
the forum but a lot of users do like forums and a lot of users don't.
Without having the list and forum synced together, I just see a split in the
userbase is all. I for one, like both formats, I read every list email every
day and I visit a few forums every day as well. Most forums have a "recent
posts" feature that show you just the posts that were updated since you last
logged on so I don't have to go sorting thru all the categories to find new
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kendrick Vargas [mailto:ken at hudat dot com]
> Sent: Monday, January 15, 2007 10:36 PM
> To: m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall-dev] RE: [Forged Sender] RE:
> [m0n0wall] Re: why dont we have forum?
> 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 it works.
> 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.
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