[ubuntu-uk] Uk Loco team forums

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Thu Nov 2 19:41:27 GMT 2006

On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 03:08:04PM +0000, Joseph Price wrote:
> In my opinion a forum IS a mailing list, with your browser being your
> email client.

<panto>Ohhhh no it isn't</panto>

You can't sort threads in forums.
You can't delete stuff you've read.
You can't choose which client you read the content in.
You can't display it in a convenient format for you.
You can't filter it.
You can't cache it offline easily.
You can't reply offline and post when you're connected again.
You can't get a digest version.
You can drop in and out of a mailing list easily, continuing to read where you left off.

> I think its a lot easier for it to be managed and sorted.

That's irrelavent from a user perspective.

Just my 2p.


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