This is a good conversation and one we ought to be able to make progress with over time.
When the U2UG board agreed to take on the u2-users list from Clif, we figured that we would serve the community best if we don't vary too many factors at one time. We would prefer that the move from [EMAIL PROTECTED] to [EMAIL PROTECTED] at the end of this month be painless enough that we don't lose community members. Once u2-users is happily living in its new home and the www.u2ug.org site is a place you want to go to regularly, we can look at various requirements and see if there is a solution that meets all or at least more requirements than the current one. I, for one, am one of the "old" fuddy-duddies who does fine with e-mail lists, is OK with usenet when necessary, and can't seem to get a pattern that works for me with forums. I don't know if it is a personality type that prefers one over the other or if there are some work habit changes that just aren't obvious enough to me, but I haven't found a way to change from e-mail lists to forums as yet. As others have mentioned, if there were a way for each user to use whatever interface were desired for seeing threads, sending and receiving postings, etc so that each could use their preferred approach, that would be ideal -- something to strive for ... --dawn Dawn M. Wolthuis Tincat Group, Inc. www.tincat-group.com Take and give some delight today. -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 3:00 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: We need a web based Forum! I only belong to two groups: this one and sbsolutions on yahoo groups. To me they "behave" the same - I have an email folder for each and messages are routed there. I interact with them in the same way - simply sending e-mail messages. However, the yahoo group also has a web-site with all of the messages in it that I've occasionally used to search (although their search is terrible). I don't think external search engines capture them as you need to login in order to see the posts. The only "problem" is that the messages appear in posted order and not sorted by conversation. Even better would be the option to have either order. Well, that's my vote. Web based forums with the options to receive/post through e-mail. Limited to members only. With a "good" search utility. Now surely as a bunch on computer geeks we could make this happen... -- Colin Alfke Calgary, Alberta Canada "Just because something isn't broken doesn't mean that you can't fix it" Stu Pickles >-----Original Message----- >From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] [SNIP] > >I disagree that its very common to have what I posted. >But I'm not sure you understood me. >Let's say I'm subscribed to both the forum and its >corresponding email list. >If I send a message to the email list only, will it appear on >the forum site? Or alternatively will it appear in the >archives of the forum site? >That's the question. >Will -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users