[MLB-WIRELESS] News Server

Matthew Boyd Matthew.C.Boyd at uts.edu.au
Tue Nov 27 13:06:17 EST 2001

For some people, and probably most of the people who use the mailing 
list, the mailing list is the best way to go. I'm not suggesting that 
people stop using it. A lot of people don't like to get 10-20 emails a 
day that aren't directed at them just because they wanted to ask one 
question about how to get x card working and if there was someone 
nearby with a wireless node up.

All I'm suggesting is that when people have some spare time, spend a 
few minutes to have a look at the discussion board. The existing setup 
is fine.

----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Langdon <tlangdon at atctraining.com.au>
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 8:13 am
Subject: RE: [MLB-WIRELESS] News Server

> > Hence I recommend threaded mesage board discussion on topics 
> > and mailing 
> No go for me, I don't have time to fish around a message board.  
> > list used for important announcements and archiving of 
> > solutions. Soultions 
> > to problems and discussion out in the "open" will promote a 
> healthier 
> > discussion, and not create a cross post confusion
> > A little order never hurt (please dont flame me or turn this 
> into yet 
> > another uselesly propagating post)
> > MrMagoo
> It seems we need a message board of some sort, but I feel 
> integrating it
> with the list would be the best answer.  That way, we get the best 
> of both
> worlds.  I, for one, will not visit a message board regularly 
> (think my
> average is about once every 2 months for most, if I'm lucky).  The 
> reason is
> the slow interface that forces direct user interaction between the 
> user(me!) and the host system (brings back memories of reading 
> messages online
> on a BBS using a 300 baud modem!).  I can read/skim/trash more 
> than 10
> emails in the time it takes to load and read a web message.  And 
> respondingis usually even slower on the web.
> For me, volume, per se isn't a problem, it's the amount of 
> interaction with
> the system that matters - and mail is miles ahead (either 
> processing a local
> file or over 10/100 Mbps LANs without lots of small components to 
> load).
> I'm more inclined to go the other way, have the discussion on the 
> list and
> have the "cream" of the howtos, tips, docs, etc posted on the web 
> board,where they can be permanently archived.

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