Forums vs Mailing Lists

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Dec 23 21:54:09 GMT 2005

Vincent Trouilliez wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-12-23 at 09:33 -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> If the Forums would at least allow people to create an account (I 
>> expect they do) and use that account information to create the From
>> header on the mailing list, I'd stop ignoring them.
> 100% agree... I hate anonymous "from" e-mails headers, I like to have a
> full name, helps me picture a real human being at the other end, then
> often, to top it all, the author doesn't even sign his mail at the
> bottom, doesn't edit the message he is replying to properly, going as
> far as adding "me too" after quoting 2 miles of text, with a tiny font
> in HTML format instead of "mono" plain text.

Well the good news from the Forum is that they rarely quote at all, so "me
too" only takes one line :-)  (and I only read the list in plain text).

Still, I don't know how we can really integrate the list with a web forum. 
They're just too dissimilar mediums.

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