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RE: message board system
July 27, 2000 12:28
RE: message board system
Message ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
The message board I have been working with and have helped to debug and add
features to is called DCForum. (http://www.dcscripts.com). David Choi has
done a great job over the past few years with this program. While the
internal scripts may be a tad complex the real strength is in it's ease of
use and familiarity. There are many features that would help make
exchanging ideas much easier.
* Multiple Forum Abilities (ie. perl6 code suggestions, perl6 wishlist, etc)
* Open or moderated forums
* Registration required or public post ability
* Each post shows date posted, how many people have viewed the post and how
* Ablility to include some HTML in posts for links/images/font changes
* File upload/share ability
* Auto archive old posts
* Ability to Search individual forums or the entire board.
I think it would take people about a week to embrace this new system and
see the huge benefits over email. It would probably be best to run the
board from the perl.org/perl6 area so that it would look official but it's
not absolutely necessary. I don't really know who's stamp of approval I
need to start. If anyone knows the bigwigs, please ask them to contact
me. I'm here to help.
- Simon Bauman
At 12:55 PM 7/27/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Yes. I was about to suggest as much.
>From: Simon [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Instead of using an email system to send info out to all of
> > us, why not use a message board system. A message board would
> > be much easier to keep track of threads, who replied to what,
> > and of course would eliminate our full inboxes.
>Such a message board could perhaps augment the email lists?
>Mailing lists seem pretty engrained... people have their
>reasons I'm sure. But, I have absolutely no desire to
>subscribe/unsubscribe and setup mail filters on a daily basis.
>I would much prefer a webpage which allows for easy filtering
>and searching of the mail archive... along the lines of a
>slashdot-like bulletin board.
>Such a website where topics can be added, removed, filtered,
>etc. would be great... even if it is only a massaging of the
>seeming infinite and transient mailing lists and their hopefully
>formalized subject headings. And user defined filters by subject,
>I've sent my notes of the suggestions and perl5-sucks list which
>I've gathered from the 600+ postings to this list and emailed them
>off to Ed <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Kirrily Robert <email@example.com>,
>and Stephen Zander <firstname.lastname@example.org>.