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July 27, 2000 12:28
RE: message board system
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The message board I have been working with and have helped to debug and add 
features to is called DCForum.  (  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.

Some features:
* 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 
many replies.
* 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 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 []
> >
> > 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,
>author, etc.
>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 <>, Kirrily Robert <>,
>and Stephen Zander <>.

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