[Coco] OS-9 Book
lothan at newsguy.com
Tue Jun 29 01:47:07 EDT 2010
From: "Stephen H. Fischer" <SFischer1 at Mindspring.com>
> There are more reasons that the world is going to web based forums, but
> those who also use them know why already.
There are also good reasons I dislike using web-based forums. Web forums
can't track what I have read vs. what I have not read; at best, they record
the last message I read or the last message that existed at the time I last
logged on. Many web forums don't even track what I've read so it can be
difficult keeping up with conversations in multiple threads.
Most web forums present flat threads so it can be difficult to track
individual threads of thought and long threads can be scattered across 10 or
more web pages, thereby making it even more difficult to keep up with the
last posts in each thread.
There's also the issue of advertisements and ad tracking in web forums that
you typically don't get in a mailing list or newsgroup. The one you
mentioned for example is tracked by Google AdSense, Chikita, and Quantcast.
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