[scribus] Using BBS instead
jschrewe at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 23 16:57:16 CET 2011
On 23 February 2011 01:33, William F. Maddock <billsey at earthlink.net> wrote:
> >From: "a.l.e" <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch>
> >Sent: Feb 22, 2011 6:44 AM
> >To: Scribus User Mailing List <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
> >Subject: Re: [scribus] Using BBS instead
> >me too :-)
> >On 2/22/11 1:04 PM, Stephen Carboni wrote:
> >> Hi Everyone,
> >> Instead of using a mailing list for scribus support, how about we use
> >> a forum/BBS?
> >> I find the mailing list to archaic and clunky.
> >> Forums are much easier to use for the end user who has problems they
> >> want to resolve.
> >> Thoughts?
> >> -Steve.
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> scribus mailing list
> >> scribus at lists.scribus.net
> >> http://lists.scribus.net/mailman/listinfo/scribus
> >more seriously, what are the advantage of a forum against a mailing list?
> >i'm aware of the fact that many people prefer asking questions in a
> >forum, but i'd like to read from a forum-power-user what would are the
> >good reasons to switch to a forum.
> >- what is archaic in here?
> >- what is clunky?
> >on the other side:
> >- how can you make sure that good answers get in?
> >- who filters out the trash?
> >finally, there are two ongoing projects to create a forum-like interface
> >to this mailing list...
> >maybe, we will have a solution for everybody soon...
> >personally, i've rather made bad experiences with forums... but it may
> >be just me!
> It's not just you.
I believe the user experience in a forum is usually bad. There is the
problem of a bad interface that a user normally can't change. With e-mail
everyone can use the interface she likes most and usually uses quite often.
The other thing about forums is that you have to actively do something to
follow what's going on (going to a site, hitting reload every couple mnutes
to see if anything new happened). With a mailing list stuff just pops up in
your inbox and at least I have my mailreader open most of the day.
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