[mythtv] MythTV Forums

Martin Thwaites mythtv-dev at my2cents.co.uk
Mon Feb 10 16:25:09 UTC 2014

One of the big advantages for me in forums is the fact that they allow it
to be more about "support".  As Stuart mentioned, moving things into
particular forums/sub-forums.  Allowing the "Organisation" of topics to be
done via the admins, rather than the users in their inbox.

In regards to not checking the forum... set up a subscription, then you'll
get an e-mail everytime a new post is done.

On 10 February 2014 16:20, Stuart Morgan <stuart at tase.co.uk> wrote:

> Stuart Morgan
> On Monday 10 Feb 2014 15:44:45  wrote:
> > FWIW, there are advantages too, some of which I've mentioned above.
> Others
> > include the possibility to properly moderate postings, removing spam and
> > moving threads to their correct forums. No wading through endless
> off-topic
> > threads as they'll be moved to the 'Off-topic' forum. No more double
> > posting, mis-formatted html emails or extremely long emails where no-one
> > has bothered to crop the previous email(s) to just the bits they are
> > responding too.
> Having noticed a couple of typos in that email only after posting, another
> advantage of forums comes to mind. The ability to edit your post to fix
> errors
> that were missed during proofreading*
> * The forum is configured not to allow users to edit their posts after
> someone
> has replied, to prevent people re-writing history.
> Also note, that I'm not coming down on one side of the argument or
> another. I
> like both mailing lists and forums. The topic was just taking a very
> one-sided
> point of view, with more prejudice being expressed than fact.
> P.S. If this thread were on the forum, the latter half would have already
> been
> split into the 'Off-topic' forum. This little sidestep into 'why I hate
> forums'
> is meaningless since no-one is forcing you to use the forum. If you want
> to go
> through the 'old man angry at the world' routine, please take it elsewhere.
> --
> Stuart Morgan
> MythTV
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