[Beowulf] Apologies for the spam/virus yesterday
sean at duke.edu
Wed Feb 8 16:57:54 EST 2006
Donald Becker wrote:
> The bottom line is that we are considering a message board format to
> replace the mailing list. It would have required logins to
> post, and retroactive moderation to delete advertising and trolls.
> Any opinions?
I'd really not see it go that way. I'm on a couple dozen mailing lists
all sorted to their own folders. I have one mail client I start up and
shows me all the incoming mail I have in each folder. During the day,
all I have to do is glance at thunderbird, and I know if there are
messages to read or not. If it were a message board, it would require
an intentional effort to go to that board to read the messages. I
wouldn't read them as much, and would likely forget to keep going back
after a couple days. I imagine there are others in the same boat, which
would cause readership to shrink quite a bit.
There's something to be said for the laziness of having the message come
to me. Especially since I have to have thunderbird open for work anyways.
If the official beowulf.org discussion group moved to a web forum, I for
one would be interested in joining (and possibly starting) an alternate
forum that is email based. However, I'd much prefer to just have this
list stay as it is.
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