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Posted Sep 19, 2012 22:03 UTC (Wed) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
At that point the interesting discussion is around why it works in some situations and not in others, but as long as there's just a flat statement of "it can't work" that discussion is not yet taking place.
Posted Sep 19, 2012 23:25 UTC (Wed) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
Posted Sep 19, 2012 23:36 UTC (Wed) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Just because something didn't work well at some point in the past for some group of people doesn't make that thing a bad idea for that reason alone.
in both cases you have a small group of "important" people (developers for opensource stuff, authors for Baen) and a very large group of less "important" or less "clueful" people (users for opensource stuff, readers for Baen)
In both cases the less important people can help each other and get value from interacting with each other.
In both cases the value of a forum increases drastically if the "important" people interact with it, but web forums are horribly inefficient ways for people to keep up with everything.
Posted Sep 19, 2012 23:58 UTC (Wed) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
Posted Sep 20, 2012 23:57 UTC (Thu) by zlynx (subscriber, #2285)
Authors : Readers
Developers : Users
Of course it isn't exactly the same thing but it is quite similar in many ways.
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