Using a forum system for CLUG (was Re: Fw: [clug] Flirting Techniiques For Men (Paul Wayper))

Steven Hanley sjh at
Sat May 2 12:26:25 GMT 2009

On Sat, May 02, 2009 at 10:11:19PM +1000, Martin Schwenke wrote:
>     Ben> I would be quite happy to see a forum style message board, I
>     Ben> find the mailing list idea a bit archaic.  My personal
>     Ben> favorite is phpBB.  It's very easy to setup, administer and
>     Ben> customize, and addresses most of the issues you've been
>     Ben> discussing.
> I've only noticed this discussion quite late, so this post gives me a
> chance to register an opinion...  :-)

I also have been ignoring this thread so far but feel like chiming in.

> I prefer mailing lists to forums/message-boards.  I like my messages
> to come to me instead of me having to make time to go to them.  I know
> that forums will send notifications when new messages are
> posted... but then you get an email and have to go the forum to reply.

I agree with Martin, I also far prefer mailing lists, in fact I tend to
avoid forums if at all possible (which is pretty much always possible).
Mailing lists I find a useful way of disseminating information or whatever.
Forums I can not see the point of using.

> I think the most likely answer is that the mailing list isn't going to
> go away.  It has existed in one form or another for about 15 years and
> it works well for most people.
> I guess there's a chance that a splinter group might go off and use a
> forum... but not everyone will follow...  :-)

It seems to me that forums never work with the majority of free software
hacker types. Though maybe that is because I have simply avoided going near
any forums in the last 15 years.

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