How About a Forum, I'll Supply the Space?

Lynch, Jonathan bnz2 at cdc.gov
Thu Dec 15 08:55:35 CST 2005


I say just do it...

You can set it up such that you don't step on their toes. One of the
forums can be for this list, the rest of the forums can be more
specific. Participants can have the option, when they post a message to
one of the more specific forums, to have it automatically post to this
list.

Just be careful to avoid some sort of recursion problem where a posting
bounces back and forth.

Just my thoughts,

Jonathan

-----Original Message-----
From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com
[mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Dan Shafer
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 10:26 PM
To: How to use Revolution
Subject: Re: How About a Forum, I'll Supply the Space?

I have free access to some of the best forum software around and it
enables
mail-list mirroring and participation in the forum via email in both
directions. I've offered several times to mirror this list there but the
response has been non-existent. I've hesitated to set this uip even
though I
have the software, the bandwidth, the disk capacity and the desire
because:
(a) RunRev seems to take the position that they own this list; and (b)
without their permission, therefore, it seems ill-advised to mirror it
elsewhere.

On 12/14/05, Greg Smith <brucegregory at earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> I agree with Dan Shafer in both of his opinions - the community is too
> small already and that a mailing list is the worst possible vehicle
for
> facilitating the Revolution Community at large.  A forum would provide
> for all of the possible areas of discussion by segregating the general
> topic categories, accordingly.  The mailing list requires reading
> through too much "quoted" material and too many "re: . . . ." topic
> headings.  It is a snap to find those topics you are particularly
> interested in reading about and responding to, using the forum format.
> I've got quite a bit of room on my service, and wouldn't mind
supplying
> the forum basics, since the "raw" forum format is provided by my web
> hosting service.  I'm not using it, so maybe the Revolution Community
> could benefit from this, instead.  The "moderators" could remain the
> moderators.  It would be an enormous convenience to me, a new
Revolution
> learner.
>
> I also strongly suggest refraining from using the "Yahoo Groups"
format,
> it is nowhere near as friendly as the "standard" kind.
>
> Let me know if I can help,
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Greg Smith
>
> _______________________________________________
> use-revolution mailing list
> use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your
> subscription preferences:
> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-revolution
>



--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dan Shafer, Information Product Consultant and Author
http://www.shafermedia.com
Get my book, "Revolution: Software at the Speed of Thought"
>From http://www.shafermediastore.com/tech_main.html
_______________________________________________
use-revolution mailing list
use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your
subscription preferences:
http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-revolution




More information about the use-livecode mailing list