[Samba] call for a forum to replace the mailing list?

Aaron Solochek aarons-samba at aberrant.org
Fri Feb 18 15:19:41 MST 2011

On 02/18/2011 04:11 PM, Mac wrote:
> On 2/18/2011 2:44 PM, Chris Weiss wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 2:26 PM, Mac<webreg.samba.org at panscend.com>  wrote:
>>> I may have to unsubscribe from this list. Not because you responded twice,
>>> accidentally, while trying to help. That was fine and of little consequence.
>>> However, I got an automated "out of office" response from someone else and
>>> that got me thinking "what if I get hit with that during a peak vacation
>>> time for somewhere?" Eek, my poor, filled up mail server!
>> If you view the email headers you'll see a "Precedence: list".  Any
>> vacation responder that replies to an email with this in the headers
>> is mis-configured.  I'm not aware of any popular ones that are
>> mis-configured by default.
>>> May be a forum would be better? If the regulars think the upside of a forum
>>> outweighs the downside (not my call, just my 2 cents).
>> in other groups I'm in that do have forums, the regulars are only
>> regulars because of the mailing list, as forums require forethought to
>> go read and reply instead of it being dumped in your face as posted
>> like email does.  Forums that have list integration, like FUDForum,
>> are a decent compromise, but are far from perfect.
>> If this were a forum and not a list, I'd almost certainly have not
>> read or replied to your message.
> Interestingly, I am only subscribed to the daily digest, yet I got an individual
> email from you personally to my address rather than waiting to see it in the
> digest.
> As I read this via NNTP when I have a special interest, I can reply to the list
> to make my point early. Doing email list interaction seems to be a lost art!
> That makes my 4 cents (2 + 2) :)
> Please, this is not an attempt at a flame war or trolling. I am just pointing
> out that this may be a relic of the past.

Yeah, it totally is.  Lets move this discussion to twitter with the #samba4 tag. :)


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