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Finn Thain fthain at telegraphics.com.au
Sun Aug 30 01:44:37 MDT 2009

On Sat, 29 Aug 2009, Ben Kennedy wrote:

> Sean Gabriel Heacock wrote at 11:25 AM (-0600) on 8/29/09:
> >Now that we have forums set up at peruser.org, we're considering 
> >discontinuing the mailing list.  I've set up a poll on the main page 
> >where you can vote on whether we should keep it or not.
> Since I'm a lurker and not an active participant, my vote is
> inconsequential, but I will voice for the record that I loathe web-based
> "forums" and so I voted (anonymously) in favour of the mailing list. 

FWIW, I agree. One inbox is much more efficient than a multitude of web 
sites (a web forum for every project that I follow would be a nightmare).

But if telena is to be relieved of the burden of hosting the project, 
perhaps it would be possible to host the project on apache.org or at least 
use a mailing list there for patch submission and review?

But if you were to run a list serv, you could archive the list on google 
groups, gmane, MARC etc. for free and get other advantages of forums. And 
I think that, for end users, a wiki would serve better than a forum.

Much kudos to everyone who has volunteered their time and infrastructure 
to the cause, but the goal IMHO should be to merge the module upstream, 
and avoid all that.

I wonder whether distributed SCM could be useful for the peruser module or 
not, and whether or not a branch in the upstream repo could be made 
available by that project in order to help out this one?


> (The mailing list has allowed me to keep an eye on all discussions
> passively.  Web-based message boards require active effort on behalf of
> the participant to stay informed, which most of the time isn't worth the
> effort and overhead, so I always shed a tear for these "kill mailing
> list and replace with web" trends that are happening more and more frequently)
> -b

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