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