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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: Forums... again


On 04/18/2011 03:11 PM, RGB ES wrote:
Well, even if I'd said that the ancient forums vs mailing lists war
was not the point but *what people use*, the forums vs. mailing lists
useless fight came again...
At first I was tempted to refer how the English forums have near 200
new message each day and talk about the madness it would be to receive
near 200 mails each day. I was tempted to talk about how I'm giving
on-line support to users since a long time (I started using computers
more than 25 years ago) and justify the fact that I know quite well
the advantages and disadvantages of every possible communication
system in use for the last 20 years... Many things...
But I'm giving up.
Have a nice day!
And don't worry to answer me, I'm unsubscribing from the mailing list.

I do agree that, whatever their limitations, forums are the discussion platform of the masses and LibreOffice needs to form a community that includes the non-geek populace if it is to become the premier version of OpenOffice/Star Office. However, in this day and age 200 mails a day is hardly madness. Not when all major free email accounts have gigabytes of storage and the ability to filter mailing lists into their own label/folder, and when Thunderbird is able to handle a folder of 15000+ messages without breaking a sweat even on an antiquated machine like mine (Pentium 4 with 640 megs of ram).

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