[Chugalug] Open Source "personality flaw" .. let's stay focused, people

Jason Brown lists at masterforge.com
Mon Sep 16 16:31:19 UTC 2013

Perhaps my comment implied that I had any administrative control or 
input into the Chugalug mailing list,  I do not.  I'm just a subscriber.

I'm not a big fan of forums myself, I prefer mailing lists. I find it 
much easier to filter out the things I don't want on a mail client than 
it would be in a forum. For example, PGP discussions (I'm right there 
with you, I don't care about them.)

Of course, filtering on a phone is typically not so great. I use IMAP 
and have all of my mail filters handled by a core thunderbird client 
that is always running.  Except when it is not for some reason, then the 
email client on my phone becomes practically unusable ;).


On 09/16/2013 11:16 AM, Mike Robinson wrote:
> To me, that well-intentioned reply is just chock-full of gasoline .. primed to start a big fire instead of improving the situation, although surely not intended to do so.
> I'd like to refocus the attention of the group squarely on what, I think, the problem is:  "Listservs suck."  :-)
> I'd like a forum, please.  A list of topics and threads that I can visit regularly in my browser, to conveniently choose and thence to follow whatever is of interest to me.  The "digests," sometimes dozens a day and sometimes many times an hour, quite frankly are next-to unusable.  (And if they get filled-up with GPG-encrypted posts, they are "beyond(!) utterly useless" and become "richly annoying.")
> I want to know what's happening around here, but I can't stand a Listserv much longer.  If it stays, I go.
> So...  "solution == 'a forum.'"  How can we quickly and easily get there?
> "TMTOWTDI = There's More Than One Way To Do It," and this particular "way to do it" ... ahh ... sucks.  (To me, at least.)  So, how can we replace this -- quickly, easily, "Done."
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