Re: [unrev-II] Thoughts

From: Eugene Eric Kim (
Date: Thu May 04 2000 - 01:41:30 PDT

  • Next message: Eugene Eric Kim: "Re: [unrev-II] Thoughts"

    On Wed, 3 May 2000, Lee Iverson wrote:

    > I respectfully disagree. In my opinion:

    I don't disagree with your points in theory; I just think that the
    weaknesses of existing implementations and the strengths of e-mail make
    e-mail a more compelling medium for this sort of thing, at least for
    me. Many of the benefits that you raise are shared by USENET
    newsgroups. I have yet to find a web-based discussion forum that makes me
    as happy as GNUS, in terms of usability and convenience.

    In particular, I haven't found Slashdot's interface particularly conducive
    to following discussions. However, with a smaller community and with
    Squishdot's moderation features, many of Slashdot's interface problems may
    not apply to us.

    In summary, I'd prefer a mailing list, properly archived, to using a
    web-based discussion forum. However, if people think that a Squishdot
    system is better, I'm certainly game to trying it, at least until our
    steroid-enhanced OHS replaces it.

    > I'm finding this rather inadequate. And the fact that login to the
    > list is not automatically managed is a big loss.

    I definitely agree with this. It's one of the reasons I have advocated an
    alternative mailing list for this discussion. unrev-ii was created
    specifically as a forum for discussing the colloquium, and I think the
    access policies and the list membership reflects that. For the actual
    design and implementation of the OHS, I would definitely like to see a
    different forum for discussion.


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