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On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 05:47:34PM +0200, Pieter E. Zanstra wrote:
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Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 5:34 PM
Subject: [tdf-discuss] Re: Forums... again

What's wrong with reading mailing list messages in digest 
mode and going to the searchable archive as and when appropriate.

Because people never keep focus in email, texting and twitter. Those 
are the worst tools to support a group process. This 25 years old 
technology should have long been abandoned in favour of more knowledge 
based tools for a collaboration.

I don't know what lists you have seen but I've seen quite a number of
looong threads with highly involved posts and equally involved replies.
IMO forums, texting, and twitter appeal to younger users with their
shorter attention spans.

Also, the quality of the answers/help is usually greater on lists than
in forums.

Did it ever occur to you that this 25(?) year old technology is good enough
to have survived that long?

Having watched this space for a month or so, I am about to sign off.


Bob Holtzman
Key ID: 8D549279
"If you think you're getting free lunch,
 check the price of the beer"

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