[mythtv-users] Support via email group versus forum??
stuarta at squashedfrog.net
Mon Feb 6 22:19:58 UTC 2017
On 06/02/17 17:01, Joseph Fry wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 11:08 AM, Jim Abernathy
> <jfabernathy at outlook.com <mailto:jfabernathy at outlook.com>> wrote:
> >> Can someone explain this to me??
> > The likely best answer is that while the email
> > list worked, some felt that enabling interaction
> > via a forum would be a positive step for the
> > community, so one was made available as a
> > choice. There is no one right way to interact,
> > and there is no plan to eliminate either. Not
> > everyone will choose to participate in all
> > locations, others will be active everywhere.
> As the person that setup the forum, this is pretty much
> it. Some people like forums, some like email.
> I have some future work planned for it, a major version
> upgrade and integration with a single sign on solution,
> which will allow social logins. The same SSO solution will
> also be done to the wiki, hopefully making things better
> for everyone!
> I don't know that I have ever looked at the forums, but I do know that
> some forum software does have the capability to act as a mailing list as
> well (with wide variations in quality)
> That would be the best of both worlds if you ask me. Something like
> google groups, where you can participate entirely via email if you
> desire, or use the browser.
> It is a shame that the implementation of the forums has fragmented the
> community. Would be great to bring it back together if it were possible.
i'm not that keen on some kind of forum <-> email gateway, it opens too
many possibilities for abuse.
That said, iirc, the last time i looked at it, it would require some
unholy glue and the use of a news server to gate out to mailman.
Maybe one day, but there are more pressing things that need sorting out
in the infrastructure.
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