[mythtv-users] Forums

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Mon May 17 12:45:18 EDT 2004

On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 10:16:29AM -0400, Larry Howe wrote:

> I think the forum and the list provide slightly different functions. The
> forum should be a somewhat more focused, more distilled version of the mail
> list. For example, say you're choosing a mobo, and you go through a dozen
> conversations on the mail list about the pros and cons of different mobos.

As opposed to sifting through dozens of threads in a forum?
Forums, newsgroups, and mailing lists are all pretty much
identical except for the UI and the transport protocols.

> Once you've processed all that information into the kind of info a person
> can use, like this:
> Most popular mythtv mobo: Mobo X
> Best mobo for small form factor: Mobo Y
> Least expensive mobo that will work: Mobo Z
> Features to look for: Feature X, Feature Y, Feature Z
> Features to avoid: Feature A, Feature B, Feature C
> I realize that the HW DB provides the info described here, but the same
> principle can be applied to various other topics that appear on the list.
> The forum should be a distilled summary of the info passing over the list.

I think you're talking about a "Wiki", not a forum.

Grant Edwards
grante at visi.com

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