[Ubuntu-be] Ubuntu-be IRC meeting 26/08/2009 at 21 h. cancelled

Mattias Campe Mattias.Campe at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 19:25:18 BST 2009

Dries Langsweirdt schreef:
> The annoying thing about mailinglist is that nothing is really
> categorized, nor can it be moderated. Topics are interleaved in the same
> mail and therefore information is scattered.
But it's possible to make a filter in your mail client, so that all mail 
of ubuntu-be goes to a separate folder. Together with thread view, I 
find this way of working very handy (using Thunderbird).
> People talk about stuff
> unrelated to the subject of the mail (like I do know).
That will still happen in a forum.
> It floods your
> mailbox (i got 30 mails from ubuntu-be since this morning),
I don't find that very annoying, as I use a filter.
> which makes
> people to become uninterested about what is going on because they don't
> want to be involved in all topics etc, etc, etc ...
I'm really almost exclusively a spectator on this list, but still I'm 
very much interested in what's going on in Ubuntu-be. If a forum would 
be used, I would only watch it a couple of times a year, instead of a day.
> I think there are
> two options to do it right: or you make several mailinglists on
> different topics, as suggested on the wiki (but then you make the amount
> of topics very limited and potentially un-democratic), or you make a
> real forum (not just a thing that classifies mails based on the subject,
> because that doesn't work due to aforementioned reasons).
I don't think that it would make participation bigger, but rather the 
opposite (as well with a mailinglist as with a forum).
> These are my ideas of course, if you disagree, please let me know.
That applies for me too.

> On Fri, 2009-08-28 at 16:28 +0200, Jan Claeys wrote:
>> Op vrijdag 28-08-2009 om 10:30 uur [tijdzone +0200], schreef Dries
>> Langsweirdt:
>>> I also think a forum is a good idea. Not only for the reason Ivan
>>> mentioned, also because the information is persistent then, from which
>>> information can be condensed in the wiki without too much work. 
>> So what's the difference between a forum and the already existing
>> mailing list?
>> -- 
>> Jan Claeys
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