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Re: Announcing SubversionForum.com

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-01 15:42:28 CEST

BobF wrote:
> Stefan - I appreciate you point and the work you do.
>
> <.02USD>
> However, compared to forums, mail lists are a pain. I prefer a forum over a
> mail list for two main reasons:
>
> 1. Organization.
> 2. The forum maintains history instead of my inbox and/or folders. I can
> change mail clients, blow away PCs or whatever and still have the full
> history available.
>
> This NOT meant to encourage Chris. It is meant to suggest an official TSVN
> forum hosted by the TSVN team as an alternative to the mail list(s).
> </.02USD>

Believe it or not: we once had a forum for TSVN. Hosted on tigris.org
(it's as simple as activating it in the admin pages).
But: way too few users used the forum, most of them preferred the
mailing list. Why? Because it's much easier to use your mail program
than open up your browser and refresh every few minutes to check whether
there's something new there or not, whether your question has been
answered yet or not.

And with a good mail client, you have a history of messages too,
including threaded view, sorted by date or whatever you choose.

Stefan

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