off topic but appropriate

Wade Smart wadesmart at
Sun Jan 18 18:38:33 UTC 2009

tom arnall wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> This post is off topic, but please read it as I think you will consider it 
> appropriate.
> First the question: 
> 	Why do you use this maillist instead of the ubuntu users forum? 
> I ask this question because I am working to organize a maillist for political 
> discussion. You may ask, "There are hundreds of them already. Why add 
> another?" The short answer is that for all practical purposes no one uses 
> them, although people use political forums like extensively. 
> Understanding this difference in participation is the next step in my 
> project.
> Thanks in advance for your help,
> tom arnall
> arcata
20090118 1236 GMT-5

Im not sure this is appropriate as it has nothing to do with Ubuntu - 
and this forum is not for general discussions - but I would venture to 
say email is easier to follow for many because it comes as responses are 
applied - whereas in a forum you have to keep checking each one you are 
in. I use the ubuntu forums but not as much as I do the list. For me - 
its easier.


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