[mythtv-users] Support via email group versus forum??

Jim Abernathy jfabernathy at outlook.com
Sun Feb 5 11:51:01 UTC 2017

On 02/05/2017 06:37 AM, Mark Perkins wrote:
> On 5 February 2017 9:39:07 PM Jim Abernathy <jfabernathy at outlook.com> wrote:
>> I have used both this email list and the mythtv forum for help with my
>> Mythtv questions.  Why is one used versus another?  I find the nature of
>> email and email clients to make a lot of the thread here almost
>> unfollowable.  The forum controls the threads much better.
>> I also know that I can't get some questions answered in the forum.
>> That's why I found the email list.
>> Can someone explain this to me??
>> Jim A
>> _______________________________________________
> I doubt that there will be a single explanation. Some will just prefer one
> over the other. Personally I have signed up to the forums but haven't
> logged in there for probably a year now. On the infrequent times I post or
> reply the email mechanism just works better for me so that's what I do.
I've noticed on the email list a lot of complaints by the experts that 
too many people top post or generate new emails instead of replying to 
the original post.  This is avoidable by use of a forum.  It's also 
easier to organize forum topics for later research.

As someone who has been programming computers since 1969, I find it 
funny, that an old fart like me prefers the "newer" technology of forums 
over email. :-)

Jim A

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