[mythtv-users] Support via email group versus forum??
J.Pilk at tesco.net
Sun Feb 5 14:11:01 UTC 2017
On 05/02/17 13:27, Stephen Worthington wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Feb 2017 11:51:01 +0000, you wrote:
>> 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
> It sounds like you just need a better email client. One that does
> threading automatically. Following threads is a nightmare with a
> non-threading client.
No-one has mentioned the searchable mail archive, which I find has now
The appearance has changed since I last looked, but the 'advanced
search' tool is great for questions that, like most, may not be right at
the cutting edge. But there, too, following threads with a mix of top
and bottom posting is still a nightmare.
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