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Re: One problem with IAS - Discussion Forums

  • Subject: Re: One problem with IAS - Discussion Forums
  • From: "mossytrail" <mossytrail@hctc.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 18:47:02 -0800

> I would think your own example shows that people prefer an
> email list.
> I do, this is why:  I can read what I want on the list
> while checking my emails.  If I go to a board, I have to
> find the website and open it, then look for new postings,
> then scroll through pages to get to the newest post, which
> is often off topic.   Dave's Garden is a good example of
> this.? Reading postings on a discussion forum takes
> probably 3X as long as reading on an email list.

I'm not sure which I prefer.  Maybe it was a mistake to set
my Aroid-L preference to digest, because it means I get
messages grouped by when they were recieved, rather than
topically.  But the other side is, my server is sometimes
slow enough, it would take me 3X as long to read each
message as a separate email.

Whereas I keep my message board websites bookmarked, and
every topic is threaded.  There isn't much to be done about
off-topic posts, I admit.

Note that Aroid-L does have one of the same problems that
plague message boards: people quoting an entire thread even
though they may only be replying to one small part of it. 
Also note that I have always carefully avoided that.

> I can also live without smilies.
Awww, what's wrong with smilies?  :)

Jason Hernandez
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