Re: [stella] New list: Update

Subject: Re: [stella] New list: Update
From: Rob <kudla@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 11:26:54 -0500
On Friday 25 February 2005 06:26, Piero Cavina wrote:
> I have the same feeling on web forums; but I was wandering if
> it would be possible to link a mailing list to a web forum.
> That would make everybody happy, don't you think?

No, because forums are hierarchical -- replies to a thread can 
only be attached to that thread -- and mailing lists, despite 
many attempts to the contrary, are flat.  Posts via mail may or 
may not get added to the thread in which they belong, and (in my 
opinion) most forum software is not an acceptable archive of a 
mailing list.  I don't know if you can do this with Mailman (I 
really don't like mailman as a list manager, mostly because it 
sends your password to you every month in plaintext) but if 
people desire a web interface to stellalist, there should be a 
way to provide a web-based posting interface that integrates 
with the mailing list archive interface.  I'd write such a thing 
myself if it doesn't exist already.

I think the AA programming forum and stellalist serve purposes 
that are almost entirely complementary, and that no attempt 
should be made to bridge them.  I also agree now that once the stellalist is set up, posting to biglist 
stellalist should be suspended to avoid confusion.

What is this 2stella thing we've been cc'ing all this time, btw?


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