DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-01
Re: Would DF welcome a phpbb forum?
On Tue, January 17, 2006 5:03 am, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> <nitpick)USENET has been around since 1980 - NNTP is just a
> transport protocol for it</nitpick>
How was the material in USENET slung around before there was NNTP?
> <thought>If a web forum is so vital (in some minds) for being
> trendy it's not hard to write a web based threaded news reader with PHP
> or mod_perl or similar - there might even be one available off the shelf
> This would seem to me to be a more useful thing for the OP to do than
> setting up a disconnected forum which if succesful may just cause people
> to need to track *both*.
http://www.gmane.org/ is one example. Hmm...
Mail forums are nice for immediate issues, but there also needs to be a
resource for people that aren't continually reading the mail. (plug) This
is why I have the DragonFly BSD Log (
http://www.shiningsilence.com/dbsdlog ) and why there's a searchable mail
archive ( http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/mailarchive ).
If we didn't have the mailing lists, a bulletin board system would be
handy - however, with the current size of the user base, there isn't
enough "overflow". I haven't seen a lot of BB traffic at bsdforums.org or
gobsd.org, for instance. If we could combine the mail content and BB
interface, that's be great, since I think it's the interface in which the
original poster is interested.