[Mageia-discuss] User support mailing list?

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Sat Jun 4 23:09:47 CEST 2011

Le 2011-06-04 16:27, Wolfgang Bornath a écrit :
> There are many examples on the web which cover all options
>   - only forums
>   - only mailing lists (although I haven't seen a distribution for
> average users without a user forum)
>   - both without bridge
>   - both with bridge
> I have handled my mailing lists and usenet groups with mutt and
> (later) Emacs/Gnus; I have been administrating a forum myself and I'm
> member of some large and not so large forums, technical and
> non-techie. All this for quite some years. This said I think I know
> what I'm talking about:
> If you know how to work in a forum and in mailing lists, there is only
> one difference between a forum and a mailing list:
>   - a forum is a graphical communication platform while the mailing
> lists are not. Period.
> So, the mailing list has but one advantage over a forum: it is easier
> to handle than a forum when you are on a system without graphical
> environment. The rest is nothing but individual taste, individual
> workflow, individual habits. Knowing both sides of the coin I haven't
> yet read any real argument in favor of one side.
> But back to the initial topic:
> The issue here is the request to have another list which covers
> exactly what the forums are made for. Is this really necessary and -
> the main question - would this list have a chance to be living along a
> forum? Mind that a users support list would NOT be the same as this
> list here, you can't judge what would happen in a user support list by
> looking who is posting here in this list!
> 'nuff said

I obviously came in on the conversation at a really bad time. My 
apologies if my post upset you.



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