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I am new to the mailing list system, and also new to contributing to an opensource project, but I 
have been a modarator and supermodarator on a forum. I find it harder to read what's going on on 
the mailing list then on the forum.

List or threads of the forum can also be downloaded for later or offline review.

I pro, if this issue is considered, to a forum system with RSS, then to the actual mailing list 
because so far Iam lost to understand and follow what is going on. Not to say to contribute.


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On 30/gen/2011, at 18:52, "Octavio Alvarez" <> wrote:

On Sat, 29 Jan 2011 08:15:38 -0800, Paulo José <> wrote:

Hi everybody!

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?

I am for mailing lists.

Having used both on a day-to-day basis, having access to broadband and
having experienced both in a user and administrative levels, any kind of
development should be done on mailing lists.

Besides all of the things that have already been said about both
technologies (accessibility, capacity, threading, etc.) nobody has ever
mentioned the capability of mailing lists to know *who replied to who* in
mailing lists, not so in forums. To me, this beats every feature of a
forum. Forums have quoting, but that is a different feature, that mail
clients have too.

Also, everybody can use whatever client they see fit and are not tied to
an interface. I use the mail client that best suits me and it is not the
same it best suits you.

Also, a simple forum bug introduced in a simple redesign can break it for
a wide variety of browsers.

Also, depending on the mail client I can keep a local copy of whatever
message I'm interested in. I'm using IMAP so I can access it from any of
my workstations. I can just go to my mail client and read that message
again without having to remember on what board was it discussed (and the
search function on forums usually suck).


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