A real Forum for D

Abrahm abe2007 at nospam.net
Wed Nov 30 02:07:54 PST 2011

"Unknown W. Brackets" <usefirstnameinstead-newsgroup at unknownbrackets.org> 
wrote in message news:jb2760$gtg$1 at digitalmars.com...

> I've definitely used threaded conversation in the past.  In fact, I 
> used to think it was much better than linear, quite so.  But, then I 
> used linear for quite some time and realized something simple: threaded 
> is just a pain, and only barely better.

When saying that, though, are you considering scale? A quick-n-dirty 
answer to "what is 2 + 2?" and the reply post "4", sure. What about a 
thread like the one we are posting in now? At a shallow level, web forum, 
or anything for that matter, is adequate, because it's all just 
throw-away, non-substantive content in a place where "community" is the 
key thing. That's hard to argue against when the major sites have loads 
of people behind them making money. All they need are the masses and 
they're golden (aka, raking in the dough), be it "I should get paid the 
same amount for running this .org as a CEO at a similar size company 

OK, so I seem to be "in a mood" tonight. Let's continue down the path of 
the preceding paragraph just one more step. Web forums shove that TOS in 
your face pronto. What if I want to see the "articles of incorporation" 
and financial statements of the site? What if I want to know by name who 
is getting money and from where? What if I ask the site owners, on behalf 
of some major content "contributors" to forum to remove all content 
provided by those contributors because they feel they have been taken 
advantage of, or whatever reason? Would they remove the contributors 

Web forums: I cozy little scam? I sure wouldn't want to be named on those 
articles of incorporation, or whatever, when the sheeple start turning to 
wolves and want their worth back. No no. Wouldn't wanna be, for sure.

</soapbox> (At least until I read another post in this thread. This 
thread is quite a source for things to respond to or expound on or make 
for "food for thought".)


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