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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] mailing list vs. forum -> maybe google groups as c

From: Alexander Biersack
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] mailing list vs. forum -> maybe google groups as compromise?
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2013 18:58:44 +0200

I completely agree with David, search is a must and loosing the past would be a pity.

Why or how did forums fail? and others have a forum, so things get sorted into topics, hence paparazzi could group things that have to do with theory, group all Lisa or all STM related things, could have a newbee and introduction section, a section for discussion of other systems like Arduino, which would not get in the way with other discussions and who only cares for certain topics can easily ignore what he doesnt care for. A multicopter and a section for normal models, a section for remote controls and communication and one for sensors and one for gps could exist. A section for user pictures and a trading post may also be nice.

For for example, this works very nicely, so I was surprised that forums didnt work for paparazzi, what was the problem?

-- Alex Biersack

On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 6:45 PM, David Conger <address@hidden> wrote:
What would become of the historical messages in the archive? I still search the archives to find information I use from past topics.

Idea: a mongo (or ?) database to store and keep that contains all those past topics and comments.

Anyone who has not searched the archives should. There are so many things answered and discussed over and over again. New members should first search before writing the list for this reason. Most newbies will fond their answers there.

Now moving to a new way (Google) would to me seem to need to also bring along that history in some form to avoid repeatedly answering already discussed topics. Is there a way? Do I make sense?

-- David Conger

On Aug 9, 2013, at 8:17 AM, Felix Ruess <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi all,
> the question of a forum came up again lately and since a pure forum already failed in the past one proposition was to maybe move to google groups, which more or less allows usage as either a normal mailing list (you DON'T need a google account) or in a more forum like style via the web interface.
> Maybe google groups is a bit more accessible for new users than the pure mailing list we have now?
> Also searching google groups for previous questions/posts/solutions is probably nicer than searching the current paparazzi-devel archive.
> So what are your thoughts on this? Would it make sense to move the mailing list to google groups (or something else)? Or maybe use several lists, one for users and one for development discussion?
> Personally I'm fine with either keeping the current paparazzi-devel list or moving to google groups.
> Cheers, Felix
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