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Tom Hughes
July 27, 2000 12:18
Re: message board system
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          Simon <> wrote:

> I'm willing to hear any pro's/con's or concerns regarding this idea.  I
> joined this mailing list only two days ago and was really surprised at the
> amount of messages posted daily.  I would really love to have all these
> great ideas kept in a more readable form.

Cons - message boards are pull not push and they generally have
very poor user interfaces compared to mail/news readers. They also
have to be operated online which is a real problem for people who
aren't in countries with flat rate internet access costs.

A mailing list backed up by a web archive for those odd occasions
when you need to go back in history beyond the amount of history
you keep locally seems like the optimum solution to me.


Tom Hughes (
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