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Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: Changing the forum

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: Changing the forum
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 18:32:57 +0930

On Wed, 2008-08-20 at 21:42 +0300, Yavor Doganov wrote:
> Ali Gunduz wrote:
> > 
> > I think it is time to change the current forum configuration and
> > have a more 'conventional' forum.
> I didn't know that gNS had a forum.
> Why not just teach all the "forum people" to learn the basics of
> electronic communication -- how to cite properly, avoid top-posting,
> etc. and learn the principle of avoiding annoying others and
> respecting their time -- and finally, annihilate the forum (and all
> nefarious facilities of that kind) once and for all?  It is a
> nuisance, unmaintainable, un-followable and un-replyable mess, and a
> genuinely bad idea just like the "invention" of HTML mail and all the
> gancy (sic) things that followed it.
> Not that I want to sound ironic, but why didn't you post this request
> to the forum?  (Hint: Because no sane person reads forums, and it
> would be like a voice in a desert.  Even people who read them can't
> follow all the possible posts, simply because that's not feasible and
> doesn't scale even in the slightest way.)

This is roughly what my email was going to say as well.

Karl Goetz <address@hidden>

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