[scribus] Scribus forums need link in emails? - comments on forum

O. Moskalenko malex at scribus.info
Fri Feb 25 18:46:49 CET 2011

* Barry McKenna <bmcken at pobox.com> [2011-02-24 12:40:44 -0800]:

> On 2/24/2011 10:44 AM, John Culleton wrote:
> >On Thursday 24 February 2011 13:00:38 Barry McKenna wrote:
> >>Perhaps it would help generate awareness - and then content
> >>- if those frequent contributors and responders who list
> >>scribus urls under their signature would consider adding a
> >>link for the forum?
> >>
> >>Barry McKenna
> >>
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> >I linked to the forum. First it was subdivided into too many subfora.
> >Second some of the instructions were in small black text on a dark
> >blue background---a clear case of form disrupting function.
> >
> >Possibly the concept is good but the execution was very unfriendly. I
> >won't bother again.
> I agree that the black or dark blue boxes with smaller type for
> quoting what is being replied to is disturbing to the eye, which is
> a bit ironic given that this group's focus is on the production of
> quality text and images.


Thank you for constructive comments. The theme has been adjusted. Hopefully,
the new quoted text colors are more agreeable. A link to the forums has been
added to the standard list footer as well.



> Other than that, I think the forum looks and functions well.
> The software appears to be a good choice - except for the black
> reversed text, which can probably be changed. I guess it's a bit
> ironic that I'm posting this here, but it seems relevant to what is
> being discussed here, as well.
> I don't agree that there are too many sub-forums: the whole point of
> this type of forum IMHO - i.e., why it can be more functional than a
> mailing list - is so that categories of issues are kept together so
> that people can quickly find what they are interested in and need
> help with.
> This could save many people a lot of time, especially those who
> graciously answer the same questions over and over again as new
> people land here.
> I use Mozilla's Thunderbird which in many ways is good software, but
> their search functions are not user friendly, which means that when
> I search our mailing list, it is not easy to find the subjects I'm
> in need of help with.
> I switched my subscription from digest to individual hoping that it
> would be of some additional help, and it is because I have the
> subject headers I can sort on, but other than that, Thunderbird is
> poorly designed for finding the exact content in a specific message.
> I used to use Eudora 3.05 which was excellent for searching, but it
> just became too old to use anymore
> So, in theory, if the forums acquire content, the sub-forums could
> be very helpful.
> Barry McKenna
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