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Re: Octave should create a forum

From: Nicholas Jankowski
Subject: Re: Octave should create a forum
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2019 16:27:22 -0500

On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 14:35 GoSim <address@hidden> wrote:
A real forum, not like nabble which is more like a backup for a mailing list
and with a horrible user interface. I think it would be good for your
community and would increase activity with more questions and answers and
info in general.

There are free forums for example. It wouldn't work without dev support as

There are free forums where you can just register and easily create a forum
online, I can do that if there is support. See it as a start, if there is
interest and activity an independent forum can be created.

A good example is FreeCAD which has an excellent forum with a lot of active
members. It really elevates the whole thing.

It is worth pointing out that this is a mailing list, not a forum. Nabble is not the host of this mailing list, it merely archives it and provides a user interface for those not wanting to use email to interact with the group. It even tells you when you post that it is just mailing the list on your behalf.  I.e., my list interface is gmail. The list is hosted at (see

Forums can be useful. Seems half the projects I’m with use one and half use the other. Other than easier code and attachment hosting is the main forum plus. Less flexible access is a minus.  And I’m curious, is there a FSF-compliant forum out there worth using?

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