ian at ianhobson.co.uk
Wed Mar 18 19:37:05 MSK 2009
Dan Dascalescu wrote:
>> There is no "prev" or "Next"! How do you get to older stuff in nabble?
> That's because Nabble started archiving the mailing list last week.
Thanks. I hadn't thought of that.
> This is a LARGE problem with mailing lists that I don't see anyone
> mentioning: the MUAs don't get old messages.
> If you're on a mailing list, you only have the messages from the date
> you subscribed. If you want to search for something, you need to go to
> the mailing list archive. That archive is very much equivalent to a
> forum, so why not just use a forum in the first place?
Its easier to drop out of a forum but the list messages just keep
coming, so I suspect that community growth is easier and more stable on
Searching old messages in an archive is slow and hits the server hard.
Lets leave that for those who need it.
A forum is on-line only and therefore unattractive for people paying
metered connection charges.
I want both. Emailed messages and a browsable archive.
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