Python library "support" propaganda lists?

Ben Finney ben+python at
Fri Oct 30 23:53:18 CET 2009

Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt at> writes:

> Aaron Watters wrote:
> > I don't know why this happens, but if people are using their
> > "support" forums
> And now it's a forum, not a mailinglist, and more than one of them?

I'm not impressed by the attempt to hijack the word “forum”. A mailing
list, a Usenet group, an IRC channel — all these are discussion forums,
now just as much as before crappy web messaging applications.

There's nothing wrong with using “discussion forum” or “support forum”
to mean whatever medium and location is used for discussion/support.

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Ben Finney

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