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Re^3: Good Forums?

by perrin (Chancellor)
on Aug 20, 2008 at 22:44 UTC ( #705666=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Good Forums?
in thread Good Forums?

You know, some of these issues can be solved by creating a gmail account that you use just for mailing lists. Lots of space, good threading, search is fast, easy to separate by list, and no danger to your regular mailbox.

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Re^4: Good Forums?
by herveus (Parson) on Aug 21, 2008 at 12:07 UTC

    Having been a long time user of mutt, I find that gmail's "threading" is seriously lacking. Unless I've missed something (and I may have), it simply groups messages based on the subject line. Change the subject and gmail thinks that it's a different "conversation". Further, gmail obscures the tree structure in the thread. You can't readily tell which message was replied to, making it hard to keep track of a heavily branched thread.

    On the other hand, I agree with the remainder of the positives. The lack of true threading is a sore subject with me.

Re^4: Good Forums?
by Mutant (Priest) on Aug 21, 2008 at 07:45 UTC


    I've been signed up to the Catalyst mailing list for years, and hardly ever read it. Gmail filters just fine, and if I ever need to search on something specific, it's dead easy. If I ever need to get rid of a mailing list, I unsubscribe and delete the label. Easy.

    I find mailing lists usually tend to be better quality than web forums. That said, I recently asked some questions on Squid and Apache's mod_cache on the appropriate mailing lists, but they seemed to be a bit too "big picture" and were more or less ignored. It's those sorts of questions that tend to generate the most discussion on PerlMonks.

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