On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 07:03:46PM -0700, Viet-Tam Luu wrote:
> Someone told me about the newly-created online forum at baautox.com. I
> think this is a better medium going forward for a few reasons:
> - "Pull" model--you go to the site to read postings rather than them
> being pushed into your E-mail inbox.
If the problem is that nobody is aware of the mailing list, then the
format really doesn't matter much.
However, I don't think that requiring people to actively check a forum
periodically makes it easier to stay informed than a mailing list that
they only have to join once.
> - Easier to pick and choose which topics you want to post to.
A mailing list is a better medium for news and announcements. A web
forum is better for ongoing discussions, where timeliness is not important.
> - More easily accessible and searchable archive of past postings.
There is a searchable archive of ba-autox. It's on the web, just as
accessible as any forum.
James Creasy set up a ba-autox web forum a couple years ago, but it
didn't catch on.
firstname.lastname@example.org John Stimson
http://www.idsfa.net/~john/ HMC Physics '94