[Slackdocs] [Slackdocs-admin] A web forum for both SlackDocs and the Admin/editor discussions?

Mr. B-o-B mr.chew.baka at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 14:45:15 CEST 2012

Harishankar cried from the depths of the abyss...

> On Tue, 28 Aug 2012 07:35:16 -0400
> Matthew Fillpot <mfilpot at gmail.com> wrote:
> My main objection is that my e-mail box keeps getting so many mails, I
> want to avoid getting any topics at all or subscribe to the digest mode,
> which I feel reduces readability and replyability and also makes me
> participate less in discussions. My other objection is that it is really
> inconvenient to have to access my mail client for reading and replying
> to the discussions and I hate the gmail web interface.

Firstly, a big Thank You to everyone who are making all this possible!  I 
only discovered the site this past weekend, and I think it's great.  I am 
looking forward to sharing my notes that I struggled to create once upon a 
time to get things working on Slackware :)

I totally disagree with forum idea, and have always been a fan of mailing 
lists.  Mailing lists are in your face, and it's fairly easy to hit delete 
to the topics that are not interesting or you have nothing to input.

I am always in my mail, but having to go to a web forum to check on things 
has always been a pain in my opinion.  In the past some of the groups I 
was involved in moved away from mail to web, and I think they suffered due 
to this.  This is just my 2 cents.

> Already I use the slackdocs (user) list in digest mode. I feel
> overwhelmed by the flurry of e-mails already.
> Once we grow in volume, I may have to unsubscribe because I
> want to avoid getting so much mail whenever I access my mail client.
> To me, I don't see the forum as a real support channel at all. It's
> just a community website to complement the Wiki and encourage more
> user participation.

I think once the dust settles the list will slow down.  Most people read 
the docs, use the docs, get what they need, and go about their business. 
Let's be honest, doing documentation is not a chore that most people like 
to do. The wiki is perfect for this.

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