[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu UK Forums
tsmithe at ubuntu.com
Mon Mar 19 17:35:43 GMT 2007
On Mon, 2007-03-19 at 11:24 +0000, Paul Tansom wrote:
> Basically I sign up to forums and that is often as far as it gets. On
> the other side of things, I am subscribed to numerous mailing lists and
> scan through them regularly and where I can help out I do so. Maybe I'm
> more techy than end user, but my activity drops when forums are used.
I find it basically boils down to an issue of push vs pull. Mailing
lists generally push what you want to you, whereas forums make you go
get it, and pull it to you. (Or, if they support "push", then that's
often in a crippled form [ie, no replying to the notification;
notifications not threaded]). We had a similar discussion as to whether
the UbuntuStudio dev team would use a list and a wiki for collaboration,
as we do now, or use a forum more. We decided to stick with the former.
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