[Freeswitch-users] How about a USER FORUM and kill off the mail list?

Steve Underwood steveu at coppice.org
Fri Jun 8 18:40:39 MSD 2012

Mailing lists are very searchable in the real world. Try Googling 
something list "freeswitch mailing list web forum", and you can quickly 
go through some of the occasions this issue was raised before.

Mailing lists seldom turn into a war zone. News groups often do. Web 
forums only avoid being a war zone with *aggressive* policing. They are 
usually slow and clumsy to navigate through, too. Why waste the effort? 
Mailing lists sucks, but the alternatives available today are still worse.


On 06/07/2012 11:38 PM, Sean Devoy wrote:
> WTF was that supposed to mean?
> Nail meet Screw!
> Hammer meet Screw Gun.
> Better things come along as we progress.  Most of us  are in fact no longer
> living in caves even though they provide great protection from tornados.
> I was simply asking for a consensus on an idea.  I have an earlier post
> asking if there was software or a website that allowed this type of
> interface.  No responses to that question.
> Thank you Timothy Bolton for the link to nabble, I had never heard of it.
> It's not a great interface, but far more usable than dozens of unsearchable
> email attachments from the "batched in daily digest".
> I see peoples point about email accessibility off line.  I guess I have
> lived where we have broadband, smart phone and abundant free wifi for so
> long I did not consider being off the net.  That is certainly a valid point.
> I must say it is counterintuitive for a "forum" on Internet Telephony to be
> concerned about users without Internet Access.
> I withdraw my offer an apologize for bringing up the idea.
> Back to the caves!  :-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian West [mailto:brian at freeswitch.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 9:48 PM
> To: FreeSWITCH Users Help
> Subject: Re: [Freeswitch-users] How about a USER FORUM and kill off the mail
> list?
> Hammer, meet Nail!
> Sent from my iPad
> On Jun 6, 2012, at 8:47 PM, Patrick Lists
> <freeswitch-list at puzzled.xs4all.nl>  wrote:
>> Since it has been a while I guess it was inevitable that someone would
>> come around with the forum idea again. Have you searched the mailing
>> list archives and read the previous discussion on this subject?
>> It did not work for the Asterisk community and I doubt it would work
>> for this community. If you want forum style, use nabble or gmane.
>> Regards,
>> Patrick
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