[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu UK Forums

Robin Menneer robinmenneer at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 10:08:04 GMT 2007

On 3/19/07, Philip Wyett <philip.wyett at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18/03/07, Chris Rowson <christopherrowson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I checked out the ubuntuforums.org earlier today to see whether or not
> > there was a UK LoCo section there.
> >
> > I was a little surprised to read that the mailing list had voted not
> > to have a presence at ubuntuforums.org and I have a little difficulty
> > understanding why.
> >
> > Surely in this day and age, forums are a viable alternative to mailing
> > lists, and even preferable in some situations. I wondered if the
> > decision to opt out of ubuntuforums.org was influenced by a fear of
> > such a presence damaging the usage of the mailing list.
> >
> > Whilst I can see why this might be a slap in the face to people who
> > have invested so much time into building up the mailing list, surely
> > if people would prefer to communicate through the forums, it'd be a
> > good idea to use them and 'grow' the community.
> >
> > I am - I know making the assumption that people prefer forums, but I
> > think in general this assumption seems to be true. Where mailing lists
> > are the mainstay of open source and linux communication I think forums
> > would give the group a higher profile and encourage a far greater
> > interaction with the community.
> >
> > Does anyone else agree or am I alone? Is there any harm in requesting
> > a UK LoCo forum?
> >
> > Chris
> I have been asked why I do not help folks in the forums of another OSS
> project
> I develop for before and this was my general answer:
> 'I can filter and manage inbound mail far easier than browsing forums and
> more
> often than not I can pick and choose what to look at higher speeds on my
> local drive
> using searches rather than in a forum where I am held back by
> server/connection speeds.
> It is also far easier to track my responses via sent mail items rather than
> trying to
> track anything on a forum.'
>  Time is also a massive issue. Personally I have bill paying work, OSS work
> and what I a
> laughingly call a life away from computers (a beer or ten occasionally :-D).
> So reading so many
> messages across many support platforms just ain't feasible!
> Regards
> Phil
I"m happy with this list provided it stays in its present form.  Had a
look at Gmane and don't like it.  Robin
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