[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu-UK forum

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Thu Jan 11 12:01:49 GMT 2007

alan c wrote:
> Mr W. F. Vening wrote:
>> Is it only me that finds mailing lists to be very non user friendly?
>> And IRC is quite good when there is a meeting going on but there is
>> not much which can get done when there is just a few active members.
> I generally *only* use mailing lists and I do not find them a problem 
> at all.
> What is it that you find user unfriendly about a mailing list?
> I do use various forums but never on a regular basis. I find web based 
> access cumbersome.
> It would be absolutely essential - for me - that a forum had a good 
> facility to receive and send email. There are very few of these I 
> think. A notable type that I do use regularly is yahoogroups - they 
> are both web based and also email based, and work well (on email 
> anyway). Yahoo took the facilty over from the earlier egroups some 
> years ago.

Further information:

The Ubuntu marketing list is currently discussing the possible use of 
a forum. The facility of a bridge between list and forum is said to be 
an easy thing tpo do: extract from a recent message:


Ryan says a bridge is no problem at all. So - I'm just waiting to hear a
few more opinions, and then I'll head over and do it.

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