On Mar 27, 2008, at 18:26 , Kurt Zitze wrote:
if you want to raise the userbase of zope, the first and most
obvious thing to do is, get a forum running! mailing lists are
bu******* and completly out of date.
If you want to be taken seriously ranting doesn't help.
My own impression in the never-ending mailing list versus web forum
battle battle, at least when it comes to Open Source software, has
been that mailing lists are more common, and if there are web forums
they do tend to be "newbie ghettos" as Andreas mentioned.
From your argument about cumbersone logins to mail accounts it
appears you dislike mailing lists because you use some free web-based
email provider. Well, get a real email account and use it with a real
email client, and all that will be gone.
Me personally, I like the "messages come to me"-nature of a list as
opposed to the "I have to click my way through some web interface"-
tedium on websites.
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