More phpBB like forum?
twinbee42 at skytopia.com
Tue Dec 9 15:00:38 PST 2008
Good point I guess. While it's nice to have centralization for a forum's
posts, the kind of centralization you're talking about is extracting from
potentially multiple sites, and going to your inbox.
I suppose the only way to get the best of these worlds is for a
system to combine all wanted forums into one (personalized)
online dynamic mega-forum. Something like Google Reader maybe?
+speed, +1 thin line per (expandable) thread = bliss. There ya go,
the perfect forum/board/list/newsgroup ;) Sigh...
Brad Roberts Wrote:
> For me, it's not about speed, it's about push vs pull. A forum that I
> have to actively go to to find out if there's new material is wasteful. I
> already go to my mail client to find pushed material.. and it's
> incrementally much easier for me to subscribe to a mailing list than
> anything else. That's exactly why the first thing I did when joining the
> D community was to setup the nntp <--> mail bridges. Any use of forums by
> me would require an automatic email gateway.
> Just my 2 cents,
> On Tue, 9 Dec 2008, Daniel White wrote:
> > Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2008 17:14:32 -0500
> > From: Daniel White <twinbee42 at skytopia.com>
> > Reply-To: digitalmars.D <digitalmars-d at puremagic.com>
> > To: digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
> > Newsgroups: digitalmars.D
> > Subject: Re: More phpBB like forum?
> > Hi Derek,
> > I agree with the spirit of what you're saying, but if there were
> > a forum which was very, very fast (much faster than phpBB,
> > actually let's say near instant) for posting/navigation, and also
> > was more economical in space (it's rarely said, but most standard
> > forums eat up 2 or 3 lines of real estate per thread!), could you
> > potentially prefer forums? It's not like these problems are
> > intrinsic to forums per se.
> > In other words, is it not conceivable that most of the primary
> > advantages of nntp could be transferred over, by looking, and
> > almost acting like nntp, but with a more centralized system that
> > forums offer?
> > Dan
> > Derek Parnell Wrote:
> > > On Tue, 09 Dec 2008 15:25:24 -0500, Daniel White wrote:
> > >
> > > > Sean Kelly Wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> I think there must be a generation gap here. The first thing
> > > >> look for is a newsgroup dedicated to a subject. After that,
> > > >> a mailing list. I have basically no interest in web forums.
> > >
> > >
> > > > There must be forums out there that feel faster than say, phpBB.
> > > > But in any case, the advantages that forums in general have over
> > > > newsgroups (many of which have been mentioned in this thread)
> > > > seem hard to ignore.
> > >
> > > I am also a person that dislikes using web-based forums. If one is
> > > established, it would hope that posting to it would also automatically post
> > > to the nttp server and visa versa. I realize that many people like
> > > web-based forums, but I have always found them to be be awkward, slow, and
> > > inconvenient. A good nttp reader is not hard to find. I use 40tude-dialog
> > > which enables me to see the posts as either flat or threaded at my
> > > pleasure.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Derek Parnell
> > > Melbourne, Australia
> > > skype: derek.j.parnell
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