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Re: [chat] Just wondering
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- Subject: Re: [chat] Just wondering
- From: Peter Hardy <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 17:20:42 +1000
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On 07/13/04 15:01, Matthew Palmer wrote:
On Tue, Jul 13, 2004 at 09:52:58AM +1000, Malcolm V wrote:
One positive for a message board is that it would lower the entry
barrier for some potential sluggers.
Because subscribing to a mailing list is excruciatingly difficult. <grin>
*shrug* Some people just prefer to use them.
It's not so much a matter of difficulty, just personal preference.
People (admittedly only a small number) just aren't getting involved
because they can't interact in a manner they like/are used to.
Another is the easier access, no need for a configured email reader
connected to a specific account, just a web browser.
Since there are no shortage of free web-based e-mail programs, I don't think
this argument is particularly valid.
I'll take a forum over hotmail any day. :-P