[Foundation-l] List moderation enabled

Chad innocentkiller at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 12:16:42 UTC 2008

Agreed. I use Gmail's web client, and it makes mailing lists very
simple to follow. No different from reading a message board, and
certainly easier to follow than an on-wiki discussion--where you
try to follow indentions to keep the conversation intact, but have
to largely rely on timestamps to construct the order of thoughts.

Plenty of other ancient technologies are still in use; doesn't make
them bad. Saying "we should use something else" without any
real suggestions isn't going to get us anywhere.


On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 6:43 AM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 2:21 AM, Yaroslav M. Blanter <putevod at mccme.ru> wrote:
>  > I think it was already pointed out many times here that mailing lists are
>  >  the stone age technology for discussions. Virtually everything else is
>  >  better suited. This might be a good starting point.
>  >
>  It's a nonstarter.  If you absolutely don't like mailing lists no
>  matter what, you don't have to subscribe.  Otherwise, there are lots
>  of technologies that have been developed to make mailing lists quite
>  palatable, and in my opinion superior to other cheap (free) and easily
>  implemented alternatives.  Mailing lists are only stone age technology
>  if you're using stone age email software.  (Or, unfortunately, if one
>  of the mailing list participants is using especially stone-age email
>  software, but in those rare cases that participant can be moderated
>  rather than everyone, and in practice peer pressure is generally
>  enough to get them to stop.)
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