Serious Question about the list...
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sun Mar 18 13:03:37 EDT 2012
On 3/18/12 8:32 AM, Richard MacLemale wrote:
> Here's my serious question. Why do so many people "in the know" use
> the list instead of the official RunRev LiveCode forums?
This comes up periodically. I hate the forums. I ignored them for years,
now I make myself go there once a day when I remember and when there's
time. It's tedious and slow to navigate and requires intentional
decisions about what pages to load when time is short.
The mailing list comes to me effortlessly and I can filter all the
messages into a single folder where I can see much more than just a list
of topics at a glance. I can reply to an email instantly with no delay.
Replying on the forum takes several time-consuming page loads, and you
have to type into a silly little box and use awkward clickable buttons
to quote or format. Unlike email where you can see and edit as you go,
you have to load a "preview" page to see your formatted message in the
forum, then reload it again after editing. It's a pain. I only reply
when I have time.
If RR would implement mail behavior in the forums I think you'd see all
the gurus participating because they could do it quickly and painlessly
from their email client. I'm waiting for that. Then I'd never have to
load that awful interface into a browser again.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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