[Python-ideas] User forums

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Fri Oct 17 21:00:26 CEST 2008

In article <20081017182941.GA3525 at phd.pp.ru>,
 Oleg Broytmann <phd at phd.pp.ru> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 06:12:26PM +0000, Victor Martin Ulloa wrote:
> > Why are we using a 90's mailing list? Why not a modern phpBB web forum?
>    Sometimes... very often, actually... old things are better than new
> things.
>    The advantages of mailing list over a web forum:
> -- a mailing list uses "push technology" - new messages arrived in my
>    mailbox, and I can read them or archive them or do what I want; in a web
>    forum I have to hunt for new messages, and don't have a way to archive
>    selected messages;
> -- I can read mailbox with whatever program I like; for a web forum full
>    of broken HTML, crippled CSS and stupid Javascript I have to use one of
>    those bloated web browsers;
> -- most mailing lists these days are processed by The Python Mailing List
>    Manager (mailman); using PHP-based software for a Python-related web
>    forum would give users a wrong signal.

-- ... and there already exists a web form interface (plus a NNTP 
newsreader interface and an RSS interface):


 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org

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