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Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha

Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha

Posted Sep 19, 2012 19:44 UTC (Wed) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
In reply to: Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha by dlang
Parent article: Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha

No, they're a symptom of the different UI in forums. Mailing lists are generally presented as a set of threads with any unread posts being highlighted. Forums are generally presented as the set of recently modified threads without any immediate visibility as to the posts within them. If you post to a forum there's a good chance that people will miss your post entirely simply because they're not checking the forum frequently enough. Different UI results in different cultural norms, and trying to merge the two leads to disasters.


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Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha

Posted Sep 19, 2012 21:14 UTC (Wed) by rleigh (guest, #14622) [Link]

What I think I would like here is forum software which is a front-end to NNTP, so that the fora are in reality usenet groups, and can be efficiently accessed with a usenet reader, or via the "friendly" web front-end. This would, I think, provide the best of both worlds, both in terms of ease of access for users, and speedy for developers in keeping up to date with threads in all groups.

Google suggests that such things do exist, but I haven't seen one in practice personally.

Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha

Posted Sep 19, 2012 21:23 UTC (Wed) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

FUDForum can do this. This is what Baen uses for http://bar.baen.com

Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Alpha

Posted Sep 20, 2012 4:11 UTC (Thu) by tuna (guest, #44480) [Link]

Most forums (all I frequent) have the "Go to first post since I was here last" functionality.


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