[Mediawiki-l] Sync Mediawiki-l with mwusers.com via Mail2Forum?

Matt England mengland at mengland.net
Tue Feb 28 19:23:20 UTC 2006

Would Mediawiki-l consider syncing with mwusers.com via:


?  (And what do you know, it's a MediaWiki page there.  :)

In other words:  would we prefer to have to segregated conversations 
talking about the same thing, or would we like to merge the conversations?

In short, web posts become emails, and emails become web posts.  The 
web-forum threads become synchronized with the email threads, and the users 
for each vehicle (email list or web forum) don't know the difference, 
unless they happened to read both communication vehicle.

I use Mail2Forum on my collaboration server, it's probably the 
most-valuable collaboration tool I have besides MediaWiki and Subversion, 
in part because GNUMailman's archive interface is just so bad--but now I 
can have people post via the web forum and have it show up on the email 
list, too.

Maybe Mail2Forum needs one more rev to get kinks out for a high-volume list 
like MW-l, but I'd recommend the corresponding webmasters start testing it 
out in test forums/lists anyway.

I've been saying this all over on other "forum and email list duplicated 
conversation" internet communities (eg, Subversion), and I've gotten some 
attention, but I don't yet know of someone taking the bait.


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