Re: Forum vs List

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Posted by Les Winters on July 30, 1997 at 15:06:30:

In Reply to: Forum vs List posted by Antoine Caron on July 30, 1997 at 09:43:39:

: I can see that that he Forum medium has a lot of
: advantages.
: However, the list has at least one non-trivial
: advantage for me: since I pay for my home ISP
: (aol), I can spend as little as 3 minutes online
: and download my daily messages.
: After that I go offline and I spend as much time as I want
: sorting and sifting.


I think we could have a mailing list for those who
prefer getting the messages by mail. The Forum
messages could be sent to them. Most people
have easy and unlimited access to the web, and they
may want to take advantage of the Forum. The
messages here are instantly available, and for
everyone intersted, no subscription hassles.
The List is getting quite large, and the distribution
of messages depends on hundreds of mail servers,
many of them not exectly trouble-free.
The Forum is also an archive of the past messages,
so no one will miss anything, even if their mail
server was down for a while. When I see a lot of
messages, I will make the searchable by keywords,
which will help finding the topics you're interested.
I hope I will get more fedback from users, let them
decide which one they like better : Forum or List.


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