[TxMt] Re: Actual Forum?

Patrick James pj002 at mac.com
Wed Jul 30 13:55:00 UTC 2008


I am glad you mentioned this. I very much prefer good forums to  
mailing lists.

I think the phpbb forum is very good and easy to set up with a MySQL  
database. The disadvantage with it is no RSS :(

My own feeling is that forums reach a very much larger audience than  
mailing lists.

It's just a hunch, but I feel a great many people don't want to "sign  
up" to a mailing list because they don't want endless emails coming  
in :)

I also think that for some people they like to just know there is a  
forum even if they don't ever use it. The reason for this is that they  
like to know that if they have a problem with the program, then at  
least there is a forum that they can pop along to and just ask a  
question. They don't have to subscribe to mailing list etc. So, it is  
good methinks to have a forum at the software web-site.

I think the problem with posing the question "actual forum?" here is  
that the group of people here using this list are the kind of people  
who like discussion lists, that's why they are here :) - so they are  
less likely to be favourable towards a forum.

A good point made by someone is, "well why don't you set up a forum  
then?", however the problem with a forum or email list is moderating  
it and personally I am not sufficiently interested in doing that.

I do moderate one forum for a different subject and a mailing list for  
a further subject, so on the "moderating" front I'm not doing too  
badly :)

However I feel that the TextMate people (or person) might like to  
consider a forum.

Just my two cents (although in UK where I'm from we don't use cents).



On 28 Jul 2008, at 23:16, podperson wrote:

> I know there are people who (for some reason) prefer mailing lists  
> to actual
> forums, but I'd like to cast my vote for a proper forum.
> Nabble works surprisingly well, but it's still pretty painful  
> compared to
> any forum I've used.
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