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Re: Octave should create a forum

From: W. Robert J. Funnell, Prof.
Subject: Re: Octave should create a forum
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 17:30:00 +0000
User-agent: Alpine 2.20 (WNT 67 2015-01-07)

On Tue, 31 Dec 2019, GoSim wrote:

> nrjank wrote
>> 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?
> A forum would not primary be for the devs but for normal users. Sending a
> message to a mail list of devs is almost intrusive but writing a post on a
> forum is less personal and everyone is reading based on their own will, it
> doesn't dimp down in your e mail. It would generate more interaction among
> normal users and among them maybe you would get more devs, it could be like
> an entry step. Also general interaction between users would increase, many
> are experienced m-scripters and can help eachother.

I don't really see why a forum would generate more interaction than an 
e-mail list. And if a forum post doesn't show up in my inbox, then I 
won't see it.

- Robert

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