Re: TECH: Why this low-tech forum?
|From:||Mark P. Line <mark@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 4, 2004, 0:24|
Gary Shannon said:
> One big advantage of the bbs format is that there need
> not be any daily posting limits because your mailbox
> will never get flooded with hundreds of messages on
> topics you're not interested in. You pick the topics
> you wish to participate in without the overhead of
> downloading the hundreds of others that you are not
> interested in. This makes the bbs approach much more
> efficient for dial-up users since it doesn't waste so
> much bandwidth of unwanted stuff.
We could start thinking about a compromise, perhaps.
I have phpBB installed on two of my websites (mostly for structured
weblogs, and I haven't started to populate them yet), and I could put a
Conlang category on one of them. Then, if a discussion topic happens to
arise on this list that is challenging everybody's posting limits, then a
forum or thread could be created on the BBS to provide a little elbow
Just an idea. I *don't* want to create a venue that would compete directly
with this list, only one that would complement it.