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Re: Shut down users@s.t.o on Jan. 7.

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 09:30:25 -0500

Julian Foad wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-01-05, Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
>> For those that aren't subscribed, Mike sent the warning mail earlier
>> today, and we'll turn off users_at_s.t.o by the end of the week.
>
> What about the forum interface?
>
> It's a bit late to say this, but it's just occurred to me that the old
> list had a forum interface. Personally I don't use those much, but for
> people looking to post a first question or answer a question while
> browsing, that is probably very valuable.
>
> What is our replacement for that functionality, and can we get it
> clearly linked from <http://subversion.apache.org/mailing-lists.html>
> before closing down the old service?

The value of CollabNet's new Discussion Services (once you overlooked the
small detail that for many folks that just didn't work at all) was that the
forums were tightly bound to a real mailing list. You could start a thread
in email, continue it via the UI if you were away from your personal
computer, etc. Most importantly, you didn't have to constantly (and
manually) monitor the forum UI for new posts -- just subscribe to the
mailing list. So, if our "replacement" is merely a discussion forum with no
tight binding to the mailing list, I'd be tempted to suggest not bothering
with it at all.

-- 
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on 2010-01-07 15:31:05 CET

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