[mythtv-users] [OT] Mailing Lists...
blefevre at ida.net
Thu Dec 9 20:46:33 UTC 2004
John Andersen wrote:
>On Monday 06 December 2004 13:25, Steve Berryman wrote:
>>i also think that a forum for this kind of stuff would be better. it
>>makes it easier to keep track of threads as well rather then trying to
>>sort all your email
>If sorting mail is challenging for you, how on earth do you manage
>to get mythtv up and running?
>My god man, mail readers have been sorting mail since 1978
>compuserve dial up days.
I never thought I would be beaten up so bad by posting my thoughts. I
have been reading the list (through mail) for about a year now. I have
been participating since march (according to gossamer-threads
In fact the main reason I joined was to have this discussion. I would
imagine that others who feel the same way I do are not signed up to the
list. They just read the threads.
I would have to agree there are many advantages to using a mailing
list. There is more exposure to individual "posts." If someone put a
bad title in a forum it will never be read. Mailing lists are very easy
to use off line (or online as our gmail overlords have mentioned).
I have been running linux for ~6 years. I maintain 3 Myth boxes (one of
my own). I would consider mythTV very simple to get up and running for
me. It is not hard to qmake, make .... It is just the dependency hell
that makes it difficult for many (hence great tools like apt-get emerge
I am just overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the mailing list. I have
now started reading gossamer-threads, junking my pop email downloads and
find the one post I want to reply to (It isn't difficult to create a
filter of (if [mythtv-users] deliver to trash). My ISP just recently
raised the inbox limit so I am not so hard pressed to download my email
I appreciate the ideas of popping it down to my linux box and then
serving them back as imap. I have never thought of that. I may look
I will continue to use the list. I will give help to people who ask for
it and I know the solution. I am not angered by using the email list
just overwhelmed. If my comments were harsh to you I apologize. I was
just doing what I told myself I would do after I signed up for the
PS Thanks for the info about the date (my wife uses the Microsoft
calendar (from the clock) to schedule her life and sometimes she forgets
to return it to the correct day (or in this case year).
PPS Compuserve started email in 1979
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compuserve (and I don't know if it sorted
email, I know "I" can't do it in pine)
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