I know I'm new here and this topic was probably discussed some times,
but I wanna know what you think about it now.
The mail listing format is very objective and clear to use. We just need
to reply an email to take part in a discussion. But when the discussion
grows up, it starts to be impossible don't be disturbed by noise of
other discussions and even understand the thread flow.
The forum format is not too simply. You usually need to sign up and
login for each participation on a discuss. But as advantage you have
more a organized discuss and concise, new features like posting images
and attaches, true links, create polls, correct mistakes in your
messages, and others.
So I looked up on Google about the possibility of migrate a mail listing
to a forum system. Many people talk about the disadvantages  on doing
it, and how just few mail listing members do login in a forum... All
their negative points are related to the differences between forum these
two discuss format. Isn't there a way to unify the advantages of both?
There is! Some forum systems that I found actually have support to
integrate mail listings, and one of them, called FUDforum , has total
integration, allowing to the forum archive emails from mail listings and
also send the messages posted in the forum to the mail listing ! No
more need to login in the forum. Is this not great? We could have the
both of two worlds!
Along the importing process of FUDforum, is possible automagically
create new users (by their email address) and normalize the text of
emails (per example, remove the "[libreoffice-design]" signature from
the message subtitle). At last, an important thing: FUDforum is /free/
and /open source/.
I personally like the forum format and believe that our productivity
would be increased in a power by 2 using it in long discussions and
interactive activities, thanks to its advantages. Well, what do you
think about it? Is this a possibility to be discussed now?
Thank you in advance for your time!
 "Moving a mailing list to a forum?"
 "What is FUDforum?"
 "FUDforum's Mailing List Manager"
Paulo José O. Amaro
Computer Science Student
Federal University of São João del-Rei
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