Re: forum vs email
On 12/9/2014 9:10 PM, hsv@xxxxxxxx wrote:
2014/12/09 15:20 -0600, Peter Brawley >>>>
And why not? Because no one bothered to implement it? Now I (for the first time?) looked at "forums.mysql.com" and see more topics than on "lists.mysql.com". The former is just more with-it, I guess.
I believ that one could both by e-mail and through a webbrowser comment on a Google group.
And one who reads & sends e-mail through a webbrowser surely considers discussion through e-mail simplie more overhead than using his webbrowser for discussion, too. I further suspect e-mail clients on own computers are not in fashion.
Well, the Forum does provide a bit less permanence than subscribing to a
list. You can login, post your questions, then disappear without
worrying about future emails about topics you may never be interested in.
I guess we (the list members) are more dedicated than the forum users
because we all recognize the usefulness of seeing a broad range of
topics presented in an easily filterable and save-able format (email)
over the web-based content of the forums.
I also find it easier to monitor the emails than the forum simply
because the most recent response to a list topic does not automatically
reposition the topic to the top of the list. It's harder to lose a
question in the noise when I can see what I have tagged as read/unread.
I can't do that in the forums.
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