OK, I know I'm just the "new guy" here, and it may be poor form to
suggest that a well established forum should change its ways....
But I find the email-based discussion list VERY inefficient.
- any sense of "threading" of a conversation is lost (at least for
me: I receive the "digest" version.)
- if there is a way for me to "search" for my issue in "prior
threads", I haven't found it yet. (Maybe I'm missing it.... or
maybe it doesn't exist)
- email arrives even on days when I'm not focusing on my GNU radio
I'm part of other organizations that use a "web bulletin board" very
effectively. It addresses all the above issues: threading,
searching prior discussions, and simply "being there" when one needs
it. One such system is vBulletin (http://www.vbulletin.com/
system is a bit different from a wiki (which has static pages that
anyone can update). Rather, someone posts a "post" in a "forum".
Follow up posts are seen distinctly (you can't edit someone else's
post), and all such follow ups to an original post are called a
Is there any interest in considering a shift to it or something
Yes, it would need: a physical host, effort to set it up, an admin
(for membership issues), and a panel moderators (to edit / move
threads when necessary). And maybe the cost of the software.
I understand that if there is a lack of interest (to participate),
or if no one is available to set it up, it won't happen. If so: c'est
... However, I just wanted to float the idea in case
there is general interest and the right set of volunteers.
-- Dan Harasty