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Re: CHAT: mailing lists vs. web-based forums...fora...whatever. WAS: Re: [BoD] CONLANG article deleted from Wikipedia

From:Rik <rik@...>
Date:Monday, May 7, 2007, 19:18
Mia Soderquist wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Vertical"
>> but it would explain why so few conlangers seem to visit both >> regularly. I >> kno only about half a dozen others beside myself... Personally, I do >> find mailing lists more usable than forums, but only as long as the >> discussion stays within sensible message-limits. >>
> I check in on ZBB once in a while. I have an account I could use for > posting, if I wanted. I don't do a lot of posting anywhere, but I am far > more likely to post on CONLANG if I do. There was a time when there was > a lot more OT and personal banter on CONLANG, but it seems that the list > has grown and shifted, and the culture of the list has moved away from > that. It is probably just as well that things are as they are now. I > think people prefer fewer posts that are mostly on-topic, and generally > not on the topic of which auxlang is best. > > Mia. >
<snip> I have to admit, I tend to post most of my conlang and conworld stuff to the zbb, even though I know there's a lot of very knowledgeable people here on CLL. I think it's because CLL is more of a text-based medium, while internet bulletin boards like zbb have a much more visually-focussed user interface which I just find a lot easier to use. The only drawback to the zbb is that it makes me feel so damned /old/ ... Rik