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Re: Message Board

On 24 apr 2006, at 17.06, Matthew.Quinn@sunlife.com wrote:

> Hello all,
> Just wondering- is there any reason why there is no LD Message  
> Board? Seems
> like a lot of the discussions here would move alot faster/ more
> effficiently if there were a board to post to as opposed to a  
> mailing list.
> Plus they'd be a lot easier to digest I think.
> Thoughts?

Yes. The reason is probably that the system was originally designed  
for e-mail (maybe Kim will chime in here?) For the rest I think a  
board could be good as a complement. Myself, I prefer separate mails  
so I can set up automatic filtering and act quickly (reading,  
deleting or archiving). Separate mails can be handled very  
efficiently if the local e-mail client is set up for that. Even  
though I never read all posts I like to keep a an eye on the total  
mass of subjects so I know which threads are up. And sometimes I like  
to save time by offline reading where no internet connection is  
available - no message board will ever match that!

The Logic User Group, another list I have been reading for long time,  
has recently found a way of keeping an online message board that  
automatically duplicates every post as mails to the list. The  
implementation is not perfect though, because such mails all appear  
to come form the user "forums@logic-users.org" ;-))  no matter who  
wrote the forum post.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
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