[mythtv-users] Spilt Myth mailing list?
oxygen at asisard.com
Thu Feb 12 09:33:25 EST 2004
Im willing to provide the hosting free of charge.
I own a dedicated server used for webhosting alone, and currently have about
400GB transfer per month to share that goes to no use.
What i cannot, currently, is manage the site/forums/gateway to the list,
because of work.
If someone is interested and will install and manage it, moderate it, etc.
email me privately, don't respond to the list as many times i cant see it
because of the huge loads of emails on the list. email me to
oxygen at asisard.com but dont include the "[mythtv-users]" in the subject.
To the forums haters:
Yes, i use threaded view, still, mailing lists for this kind of purpose are
For reasons i already posted last time this issue was discussed(?)
I only can think of one better use of a mailing list compared to a forum and
thats a mailing list for announcements only. IMHO
Its cool if you people (forum haters) dont want to use a forum, because you
guys contribute a lot to the list (well, a lot more than me thats for sure),
but please, dont try to use arguments about a mailing list being more
efficient than a forum...because, its not.
Setting up threaded news reader, using IMAP, getting a bigger mail box, etc.
is never as simple as just needing a browser and an internet account to
access the info.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Petersen" <lists at forevermore.net>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Spilt Myth mailing list?
> > I'd say most ARE willing to use.
> Most of the developers don't like forums. It's a LOT slower to read
> than email.
> The solution proposed in the past was to create an email/usenet/forum
> gateway, such that people could use the forum interface if they wanted,
> or email, or whatever. But no one bothered to set it up.
> > Even if you have the best email client in
> > the world you still have to continously download tons of messages and
> > disk space to archieve them.
> Yeah. Because a couple hundred k of messages daily is a lot of space.
> Any why archive? That's what gossamer-threads is doing.
> > If you switch between a lot of PCs as I do
> > (and I'm sure many others) you have to setup many email clients, you
> > know where one PC left off and where the threads start on the other PC
> > I use the list because it's all we have.
> Time to start using IMAP.
> (I don't mean to sound rude, and apologize if I come off as such - but
> this thread has popped up several times since i've been involved in the
> project, and doubtless appeared before that. The proposed gateway is
> the ONLY solution that will make everyone happy because there are some
> of us who refuse to read forums because they're too slow and clunky -
> web pages just are - and because it would mean yet ANOTHER thing to keep
> open and remember to read/etc.)
> Chris Petersen
> Programmer / Web Designer
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