Sat, 15 Nov 2003 16:00:26 -0600
Indeed, it was never the intention to move any developer chatter to
forums. It is solely for user/community discussion. And, as Troy
hinted, it's a replacement for sword-support in many cases. Rather than
just write mail to the support list that will just be ignored, users can
now compare notes to resolve their own problems. I think forums like
these are probably what more than 2/3 of the people on this list were
really looking for when they signed on, rather than a mailing list that
is supposed to be primarily technical in nature.
I wouldn't especially mind mirroring the forums to mailing lists (like
Yahoo groups basically). But I think putting sword-devel in a public
forum would be pretty pointless and generally a bad move. So I'm happy
there are technical obstacles to that. If people want to read
sword-devel, they can use the archives. If they want to post, they need
Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> I am of the same mind regarding forums. The thinking, at least in my
> mind, is for them to be a USER community resource-- especially geared
> toward letting the community _support_ themselves with general
> questions and sharing ideas about how to _use_ the software.
> I had not intended developer communication to move to the forums.
> I wouldn't mind mirroring lists like sword-devel to the forums, as
> Derek suggested, with a gateway, but I don't believe the forum package
> we're using has a gateway mechanism yet. It's opensource, anyone
> wanna work on it? :)
> Thanks for the opportunity to clear this up.
> Derek Neighbors wrote:
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>> Chris Little wrote:
>> | hey everyone,
>> | Please visit the forums at http://www.crosswire.org/forums/ . Post
>> | messages, get some threads going, test all the buttons & links.
>> Let us
>> | know what should be changed. Have fun. Not too much fun though.
>> | go ahead, have as much fun as you want. We can clear the messages
>> | before it goes public.
>> I'm all for more ways to communicate. However, generally it is a pain
>> in the rear for developers to bounce between a ton of different
>> communication channels and still work effectively. Is there anyway you
>> could produce a gateway to the email list for the different forums? So
>> that those that prefer forums can use forums. Those that prefer email
>> lists can use email lists? But neither has to suffer missing the
>> communicatoin of the other?
>> - -Derek