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Re: [gNewSense-users] Forum

From: James Freer
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Forum
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 21:37:51 +0000


"And with phpBB, it seems to have by synonymous with "security
holes". Since PunBB is GPL'ed, if we need to make any changes we are
free to do."

Ah well i didn't know that so sure i'd agree with you there.

"What do you think of the idea of a forum, regardless of software used
to power it?"

Forums - love them or hate them! With well chosen sections forums are
very good although it's a bind having to read through loads of threads
sometimes. Worth making them private (i.e. have to be a member).
Compared to a 'list'? If lists were organised so folk were instructed
how to post they do have the advantage of being easier to read and not
involving navigating one's way through sections (i set up a spare
email address for discussions otherwise one's main email is full of
stuff that gets in the way of personal important stuff).

Ubuntu has started lists and i think they are more popular that the
forum - the ubuntu forum simply got too large.

Perhaps start a list and see how that goes and then maybe switch to a
forum if all folk agree.


> On 11/1/10, James Freer <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 1 November 2010 00:23, Daniel Lemke <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> I've been doing some research on the subject and I'd like to know what are
>>> your current thoughts and position is on a forum for gNewSense based on
>>> punBB or phpBB? I think a forum based on punBB, due to be a faster and
>>> cleaner codebase according to my research, would be a good addition to
>>> communication with users. Some people may not want to use a mailing list
>>> or IRC.
>>> I already have some notes on the subject, however before I continue my
>>> research I would just like to know if a forum is interest of the
>>> community.
>> PunBB may be faster and cleaner but i haven't found that many who use
>> it. phpBB isn't such a pleasant interface but there are many forums
>> that have been using it without problems for some time. Although
>> slower it does seem reliable.
>> SMF i have found to be the best and has numerous themes which could be
>> added to give the gNS touch.
>> My twopence worth
>> james
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