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Re: [chat] Just wondering
- To: general slug chat <slug-chat@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [chat] Just wondering
- From: Malcolm V <farkit@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 09:52:58 +1000
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To add a few more:
* On line message boards seem to attract a certain element with nothing
better to do then increase their post count and the size of their
* They also seem to suggest to some people some kind of service level
agreement so when they post a question about compiling Linux on their
palm pilot, they expect a full solution to be posted within an hour.
* Email is a lot easier to archive and search locally.
* If the mailing list falls over for a few hours, because someone at UTS
incorrectly configures their border router (for example), most people
don't even notice. Everything just spools, then carries on normally once
One positive for a message board is that it would lower the entry
barrier for some potential sluggers.
Another is the easier access, no need for a configured email reader
connected to a specific account, just a web browser.