On Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 02:58:57PM +0900, Tomoaki AOKI wrote:

> I think the advantages of the forum are...
>   *Well moderated by moderators and anministrators.
>   *Registering email address is needed, but not disclosed by default.

The disadvantages of web fora include:

* I can't read things in my very efficient email client. Related:
* I have to compose my replies in a web browser edit window.
* I need to visit periodically and hope that the site makes it possible for
  me to attend to unread messages without struggling.

I think wikis are useful. I think web fora exist because folks haven't had
sufficient exposure to email to make the advantages clear. Not discussed here
are newsgroups, which are perhaps ideal for the sorts of topics commonly
found on mailing lists, except perhaps that they're not at all centralized.

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ma...@blisses.org     ))  build  their nest  with fragments  dropped
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