Re: TECH: Why this low-tech forum?
|From:||Elyse M. Grasso <emgrasso@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 3, 2004, 21:02|
On Monday 03 May 2004 04:41 pm, Gary Shannon wrote:
> --- Roberto Suarez Soto <ask4it@...> wrote:
> > <delurk>
> > On May/03/2004, Felix Ahlner wrote:
> > > been any talks about a "real" list like phpBB or
> > such?
> > Something that pretends to replace a mailing list
> > but you can
> > only use from a web browser is not "real", IMHO. I
> > don't know what mail
> > program you use, but I'm *far* more comfortable
> > using mine that having
> > to point-and-click my way through the list :-)
> > </delurk>
> > --
> > Roberto Suarez Soto
> Personally, I'd be much more comfortable if this
> mailing list were impressed on clay tablets, baked,
> and delivered quarterly by ox cart.
> On the other hand, BBS forums have the huge advantage
> of being able to segregate everything into specific
> categories and topics. In truth, as I'm sure I said
> once several years ago, I'd MUCH rather this were a
> BBS forum than this stone-age mailing list format.
> But alas, there are always those who, like Mark Twain,
> are in favor of progress but uncomfortable with
>Personally, when I am at home I have a very slow dialup line. Web-based
interfaces take much longer to transmit and display the information contained
in emails (partly because they are also transmitting so much besides the
actual messages), and I have not yet encountered a web interface that had
what I considered an adequate text entry mechanism.
Note that I preferentially use Linux, not M$ products.
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