FreeBSD's problems as seen by the BSDForen.de community
doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Sat Jan 12 16:37:35 PST 2008
On Sun, 13 Jan 2008, Robert Watson wrote:
> > Sorry, but (especially in this case) that is nonsense as it's
> > primarily an excuse and disparages the work done there.
> There's another element in play here -- FreeBSD.org is a mailing
> list-centric community driven by people who are very much part of the
> e-mail world. For many newer computer users, e-mail is the old
> world, and the new world is instant messaging and web forums. Many
> developers I've talked to feel quite uncomfortable with the medium of
> web forums, and therefore don't tend to use them. If our newer user
> communities are forming around web forums (i.e., for PC-BSD), then we
> do need to find some way to bridge the gap.
A usenet<->forum bridge would be nice since news looks enough like email
for oldies to use :)
Pitty the few I have seen are basically unmaintained :(
Hmm I wonder how hard it would be to write a forum scraper....
Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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