[Coco] Forums versus email was: Re: I think I hit a nerve with my CoCoList Survey on email.
John W. Linville
linville at tuxdriver.com
Thu Apr 23 11:22:48 EDT 2009
On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 09:12:50AM -0600, William Astle wrote:
> That said, this has, predictably, degenerated into an argument about
> whether web based forums or email is better. The actual answer is "it
> With email, all the messages for the discussion come to me whenever I
> open my email, which I do at least daily. Leaving aside configurations
> using IMAP and other fancy protocols, that means I download absolutely
> everything from the discussion.
* chuckle *
Is IMAP really a "fancy protocol"? I've been using it for at least
the last decade... :-) I suppose I could host an email account for
anyone on the list who just can't get IMAP from their current ISP.
> Many people are screaming at me saying "how hard is it to remember to go
> to a web site to keep up on something?".
Don't forget the people screaming "how hard is it to filter your
> I'll leave with one final note. If we had such a system as I just
> outlined, it would solve any problems for Steve's hypothetical user that
> has email access but no web access.
I find it curious that I know of no such system. Such integration
would seem obvious. Perhaps web developers just don't grok email
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