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Hello adept techlists - kazar,

Am 2011-04-24 11:21:03, hacktest Du folgendes herunter:
I just want to write in as a consultant and end-user, to point out
several of the major benefits of forums over mailing lists that I
have not noticed yet in this discussion: mainly --visibility,
persistence and searchability

Mailinglists Archives are widely mirrort and searchable too

I am actually a fan of the mailman software used to run this list
and have hosted several email lists using mailman (and, before that,
majordomo). However, i find that whereas email lists are better for
discussions like this one, web forums make more sense for official
and/or community support. For software I use that has web -based
support forums, I almost always can find that the question I have
has already been asked and answered by someone else, or that the
problem I wish to report has already been supported.

If you've ever tried searching in mailman archives to see if your
question has already been posted & answered, it is an exercise in
total frustration.


Another thing: once I'm on a web forum, if I have time I start
poking through the categories to pick out topics of interest and i
learn so much about the forum. And another thing: effectively
moderated forums will have a FAQ section so that rather than the
regular participants having to answer the same questions over and
over they can simply point to the FAQ.

Web-Forums areheavy target of spamers...  Iknow many of them which where
hijacked by PE and asian electronic sellers and such...

For those who complain of the bandwidth and time entailed in loading
web pages:

There is this little thing called RSS, it's been around for a couple
of years ;-)  ...

It tells nothing... (experience)

Thanks, Greetings and nice Day/Evening
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