On 1/25/2014 2:56 PM, anne-ology wrote:
My own thought is that mailing lists are a bit archaic and unfamiliar
to most new users = so it's natural for a project to mature towards
forums and gui type support structures and even, perhaps, greater use
of 3rd party sites, perhaps downstream such as Ubuntu, Mageia forums
I wouldn't call that 'maturing' by a long shot.
I would call that pandering to the lowest common denominator.
I use Free Software to get away from corporate manipulation (well,
that's one of many reasons).
Why would I want to use some ad-supported, third-party social site?
I don't know...maybe that's were users are now,
but I, for one, prefer a good old-fashioned mailing list
and/or an IRC channel, anyday to a Facebook or Google group,
If the project had its own forum, like the phpbb or simplemachines,
that wouldn't be too bad, but my feeling is that responses
are faster on a mailing list.
I have to check my e-mail regularly.
I don't have to check a forum, unless I'm waiting for a response, myself.
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